Public Budget Hearing | April 8, 2021

The 2022-23 Budget Process

How to Participate

  • The Rochester Board of Education will conduct a Public Budget Hearing on Thursday, April 14, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom Videoconferencing.  During this hearing, the Board will welcome parents, students, staff, and community members to provide feedback on the District’s proposed budget for the ’21 – ’22 school year.

    Interested participants may email the Board of Education at or call 262-8525 to participate by noon on Thursday to sign up to speak.  Written comments may also be sent to the Board of Education e-mail address. 

    Please be advised that the only topic that may be addressed at Thursday’s hearing is the '21 – '22 budget.  Participants may sign up to speak at the hearing virtually or in-person, and must state this preference at the time of sign-up. Virtual participants will be e-mailed a Zoom link to enter the meeting proceedings prior to the hearing. 

    More information about the Budget public hearing is available at   

Key Budget Dates

  • February 23 at 5:30 p.m.
    Presentation on the 2021-22 preliminary budget forecast, budget assumptions and alignment to the strategic/fiscal plan conducted in Finance Committee

    February 24 at 5:30 p.m.
    Finance Committee Chair hosts Public Budget Webinar Event via Zoom
    Ask questions about the 2021-22 budget process

    March 1 at 5:30 p.m.
    2021-22 RCSD Budget Due to the State Monitor for her review*** (Deadline in accordance with State legislation)

    March 16 at 5:30 p.m.
    District & East EPO Superintendents present 2021-22 Budget to the BOE (PowerPoint overview) & State Monitor’s Presentation to the BOE on the 2021-22 Budget in Special Meeting prior to the Finance Committee Meeting (Present Draft Budget Book + CIP Book following the meeting) *** (Deadline in accordance with State legislation—45 days from budget adoption)

    Thursday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m.
    Presentation: 2021-22 operational and general support budget (Operations & Maintenance, Transportation and General support) + Budget Deliberation Session

    Tuesday, March 23 at 5:30 p.m.
    Presentation: 2021-22 debt service and employee benefits budget + Budget Deliberation Session

    Thursday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m.
    Deadline to provide Proposed Budget, State Monitor Findings and any budget amendments to the public via the District’s website*** (Deadline in accordance with State legislation—7 days from public budget hearing)

    See More Dates

  • Wednesday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m.
    Presentation: 2021-22 Instructional and Special Education budget + Budget Deliberation Session

    Thursday, April 8 at 5:30 p.m.
    Traditional Public Budget Hearing

    Tuesday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m.
    Finance Committee Meeting Presentation: 2021-22 Schools' Budget (including East EPO budget) + Budget Deliberation Session

    Tuesday, May 4 at 5:30 p.m.
    Board Memo w/ Summary of Final Board Concerns sent to the Administration

    Monday, May 10 at 5:30 p.m.
    Special Board Meeting for Budget Adoption

    Tuesday, May 11
    Summary of 2021-22 RCSD Budget Transmittal and Final 2021-22 Budget due to City Hall

    Thursday, May 13
    Final 2020-21 RCSD Budget due to City Hall (Date set by City) (At least 33 days before City Council approval)

    Wednesday, June 9 at 3:30 p.m.
    Joint Budget Hearing with City Council (Date set by City)

    Wednesday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m.
    Joint Board of Education / City Council Public Hearing (Date set by City)

    Tuesday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m.
    City Council Budget Approval (date set by City)