Public Budget Hearing | April 8, 2021

The 2021-22 Budget Process

How to Participate

  • Parents, staff and community members are invited to offer feedback to the Rochester Board of Education at a public hearing on Thursday, April 8, 2021 beginning at 5:30 p.m. on the 2021-22 draft Budget and process.

    To participate, interested persons can email or call 585-262-8525 by noon on the day of the hearing to speak. The following information must be included: Name, Telephone Number, Affiliation, and Email Address. The only topic that may be addressed at the hearing is the 2021-22 Budget process. Prior to the meeting, an email will be sent to speakers with a Zoom link to participate. Each speaker will have 3 minutes to speak.

    Written comments are also accepted and can be submitted by emailing Comments will be forwarded to Board Members and accepted into the public record, however these will not be read into the Public Record.

Key Budget Dates

  • Tuesday, 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

    Monday, 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)

    Thursday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m.
    Finance Committee Chair hosts Public Budget Webinar Event via Zoom

    Tuesday, March 16 at 5:30 p.m.
    Finance Committee Meeting and presentation of the updated 2021-22 Budget Calendar

    Tuesday, March 23 at 5:30 p.m.
    District & East EPO Superintendents present 2021-22 Budget to the BOE (PowerPoint overview). Draft Budget Book and CIP Book presented following the meeting

    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)

    Tuesday, April 6 at 5:30 p.m.
    Presentation: 2021-22 operational and general support budget (Operations & Maintenance, Transportation and General support) debt service and employee benefits budget + Budget Deliberation Session

  • 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.
    Public Budget Hearing | Sign up to speak

    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)