Public Budget Hearing | April 8, 2021
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 Boardofeducation@rcsdk12.org 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 www.rcsdk12.org/budgethearing.
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)