• 2024-25 Budget Process

Draft Budget

  • The draft budget and district profile for the 2024-25 school year, as submitted to the Board of Education on March 21, 2024.

Planning Process

  • District Preliminary 2024-25 Draft Budget Presentation
    Presented by Superintendent Dr. Carmine Peluso and Chief Financial Officer Shawn Farr at the Finance Committee meeting of the Whole on February 13, 2024.

    Testimony to State Legislature
    Presented by Superintendent Dr. Carmine Peluso before the New York Senate Finance Committee, Assembly Ways and Means Committee, Senate Education Committee, and Assembly Education Committee. Presented February 1, 2024.

Key Budget Dates

  • December 2023

    Thursday, December 14

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

    Tuesday, December 19
    2024-25 Budget Calendar and budget development procedures are presented for BOE review in the Finance Committee. Presentation on the 2024-25 preliminary budget forecast, budget assumptions, and alignment to Board Goals and the State Monitor Fiscal Plan and discussion of Board priorities conducted in the Finance Committee.

    February 2024

    Friday, February 2
    Annual suspension of the purchasing of materials, supplies, books, and equipment, in accordance with the District’s Fiscal Plan. 

    Tuesday, February 13
    Special Meeting convened as a Finance Committee of the Whole Meeting for the presentation of the District & East EPO Superintendents 2024-25 Budget to the BOE (PowerPoint overview). Preliminary budget and CIP documents presented following the meeting.
    Preliminary 2024-25 Draft Budget Presentation

    March 2024

    Friday, March 1
    2024-25 RCSD Budget Due to the State Monitor for his review (Deadline in accordance with State legislation) 

    Wednesday, March 20 [POSTPONED]
    State Monitor’s presentation on the 2024-25 Budget (Deadline in accordance with State legislation—45 days from budget adoption)

  • April 2024

    Monday, April 1
    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 10
    Traditional Public Budget Hearing

    Tuesday, April 23 [RESCHEDULED]
    1st Budget Deliberation Session

    Wednesday, April 24 
    2nd Budget Deliberation Session


    May 2023

    Wednesday, May 1
    3rd Budget Deliberation Session

    Friday, May 3
    Board Memo w/ Summary sent to the Administration

    Tuesday, May 7
    Special Board Meeting for Budget Adoption

    Thursday, May 9
    Summary of 2024-25 RCSD Budget Transmittal and Final 2024-25 RCSD Budget due to City Hall (At least 33 days before City Council vote) 

    June 2023

    TBD
    City Council Budget Vote (Date set by City)

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