The Rochester City School District has partnered with Balancing act to provide the community with an online budget simulation tool to educate and engage the public in the annual budget process. This online simulation provides a look at our finances, including an overview and breakdown of revenue and appropriations that make up the district’s General Fund budget. The tool allows families, staff, and community members to simulate adjustments to the budget and provide valuable feedback on our current funding allocations. Feedback collected through Balancing Act will help the District’s Board of Education, Finance and Leadership teams’ development and prioritization of funding allocations for current and future budget years.
Key Budget Dates
Thursday, December 15
Budget Builders meet with Preview Finance Committee (preliminary budget presentation)
Tuesday, December 20
2023-24 Budget Calendar and budget development procedures presented for BOE review in 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 conducted in Finance Committee.
Thursday, December 22
2023-24 Budget Calendar presented for adoption in Business Meeting
Tuesday, February 14
Special Meeting convened as a Finance Committee of the Whole Meeting for the presentation of the District & East EPO Superintendents to present 2023-24 Budget to the BOE (PowerPoint overview). Preliminary budget and CIP documents 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.
Wednesday, March 1
2023-24 RCSD Budget Due to the State Monitor for her review (Deadline in accordance with State legislation)
Thursday, March 23
State Monitor’s presentation on the 2023-24 Budget during the March Business Meeting (Deadline in accordance with State legislation—45 days from budget adoption)
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
Wednesday, April 19
1st Budget Deliberation Session
Wednesday, April 26
2nd Budget Deliberation Session
Wednesday, May 3
3rd Budget Deliberation Session
Friday, May 5
Board Memo w/ Summary of Final Board Concerns sent to the Administration
Tuesday, May 9
Special Board Meeting for Budget Adoption
Thursday, May 11
Summary of 2023-24 RCSD Budget Transmittal and Final 2023-24 Budget due to City Hall
Final 2023-24 RCSD Budget due to City Hall (Date set by City) (At least 33 days before City Council vote)
RSCD Budget Hearing with City Council at + Joint Council/Board Public Hearing at (Date set by City)
City Council Budget Vote (Date set by City)
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.