Budget Deliberation Sessions: Q&A Between Board and Administration

  • Rochester City School District Budget Deliberation Sessions feature discussion between the Board of Education and district administration regarding the Proposed Budget for the 2024-25 school year. These discussions center on the Board Budget Question Log, which is organized into rounds based on budget presentations made and specific sections of the Proposed Budget book.

Round 1

Round 2

  • This round centers around questions on Student Supports and Administrative Services, including Facilities, Food Service, Safety and Security, and Transportation, along with follow-up questions from round one. All questions were submitted by Board Commissioners for round 2 on April 12, 2024 and responses received on April 19, 2024.

Round 3

  • This round centers around questions on Administrative Supports, including Communications, HC, IMT, Finance, along with the East EPO, the Board of Education and follow-up questions from previous rounds. All questions were submitted by Board Commissioners for round two by April 19, 2024 and responses received on April 26, 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 2024

    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 2024

    City Council Budget Vote (Date set by City)