•  2023-24 RCSD Budget

Adopted Budget

Draft Budget

Budget Process Presentations

Planning Process

  • Testimony to State Legislature
    Presented by Superintendent Carmine Peluso before the New York Senate Finance Committee, Assembly Ways and Means Committee, Senate Education Committee, and Assembly Education Committee. Presented February 8, 2023.

Community Budget Seminar

Participatory Budgeting & Feedback

  • Balancing Act
    The Rochester Board of Education and the Department of Finance are seeking community input on the format and design of the 2023-24 Budget Book via the participatory community budgeting simulation tool, Balancing Act.

    Using Balancing Act, the RCSD community can view budget book samples from neighboring urban districts in New York and rank their top 3 design choices. Additionally, open suggestions can also be provided for this year's book design. Thank you in advance for your participation. | View budget book design samples and offer feedback

Key Budget Dates

  • December 2022

    Thursday, December 15

    Budget Builders meet with the Preview Finance Committee (preliminary budget presentation)

    Tuesday, December 20
    2023-24 Budget Calendar and budget development procedures presented for BOE review in the Finance Committee. Presentation on the 2023-24 preliminary budget forecast, budget assumptions, and alignment to Board Goals and the State Monitor Fiscal Plan and discussion of Board priorities were conducted in the Finance Committee.

    Thursday, December 22
    2023-24 Budget Calendar presented for adoption in Business Meeting

    February 2023

    Tuesday, February 14
    A special Meeting was convened as a Finance Committee of the Whole Meeting for the presentation of the District & East EPO Superintendents to present the 2023-24 Budget to the BOE (PowerPoint overview). Preliminary budget and CIP documents were presented following the meeting.

    Wednesday, February 15
    Annual suspension of the purchasing of materials, supplies, books, and equipment, in accordance with the District’s Fiscal Plan.

    March 2023

    Wednesday, March 1
    2023-24 RCSD Budget Due to the State Monitor for her review (Deadline in accordance with State legislation)

    Tuesday, March 14, Central Office at 5:30 p.m.
    The Finance Committee Chair hosts a Community Budget Seminar | Watch Live | Presentation

  • April 2023

    Monday, April 3
    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 prior to the public budget hearing)

    Wednesday, April 12
    Traditional Public Budget Hearing

    Tuesday, April 18
    State Monitor’s presentation on the 2023-24 Budget during the Special meeting following the ESA COW (Deadline in accordance with State legislation—45 days from budget adoption)  

    Thursday, April 20
    1st Budget Deliberation Session | Round 1 Q&A

    Wednesday, April 26
    2nd Budget Deliberation Session | Round 2 Q&A  

    May 2023

    Wednesday, May 3
    3rd Budget Deliberation Session | Round 3 Q&A  

    Friday, May 5
    Board Memo w/ Summary of Final Board Concerns sent to the Administration

    Tuesday, May 9
    Special Board Meeting for Budget Adoption

    Wednesday, May 10
    Summary of 2023-24 RCSD Budget Transmittal and Final 2023-24 Budget due to City Hall

    Thursday, May 11
    Final 2023-24 RCSD Budget due to City Hall (At least 33 days before City Council vote)

    Friday, May 26
    RSCD Budget Hearing with City Council at City Hall  

    June 2023

    Thursday, June 8
    RSCD/City Council Joint Budget Hearing at City Hall    

    Tuesday, June 20
    City Council Budget Vote

  • In an effort to ensure transparency and open communication, all Board of Education meetings will be available via the RCSD’s Facebook, YouTube, and the District’s website at www.rcsdk12.org/rcsdtv. Public comment is welcome for special and regular Board meetings via email at BoardOfEducation@RCSDK12.org. For more information, contact (585) 262-8525.