Introduction to 23-24 Budget Provided at First in Series of Meetings to Discuss Funding

PLEASE NOTE: The schedule (dates and locations) for the remaining 2023-24 Budget Meetings has changed. This web story was updated 3-27-23 to reflect those changes.

The annual series of committee meetings to develop the NCCSD 2023-24 budget kicked off March 6. 

“This is an important process and an opportunity to share ideas,” Superintendent Kathleen Skeals said. “Your thinking is important to us.”

Referring to the first meeting as an “introduction to a book we are about to read,” Supt. Skeals emphasized that North Colonie CSD is now  funding and delivering education to its growing enrollment of now 6,100 students in a post pandemic world.

The district’s three major pillars continue to guide the work – Academic Excellence, Equity, and  Social Emotional Health, she added. With a key question that needs to be asked:

“What if we help all students find and pursue their passions, give them the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to pursue their passions, and show them how their unique talents and gifts can contribute meaningfully to our society?” Supt. Skeals said.

The meeting was held in-person at the North Colonie Central District Office as well as live streamed (view recording). The first meeting served as an introductory overview. The topics addressed were: mission-focused budgeting; executive budget proposal; and property tax cap.

PLEASE NOTE: The schedule (dates and locations) for the remaining 2023-24 Budget Meetings has changed.  

Monday, April 3: 7 p.m. at Shaker Middle School Auditorium.

  • Topics: Staffing, Anticipated Building Enrollment, and New Programs and Initiatives

Wednesday, April 5: 7 p.m. Shaker Middle School Auditorium

  • Topics/Action: Proposed Budget Review, Updated Tax Cap, Property Tax Report Card, Approval of Schedules, and Board formally adopts the proposed budget.

Wednesday, May 3: 7 p.m. Shaker Middle School Auditorium.

  • Topics/Format: Budget Hearing/Forum & Meet the BOE Candidates

Tuesday, May 16: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. District Office, 91 Fiddlers Lane, Latham.

  • Budget Vote

We will continue to update our Budget & Taxes webpage in the coming days and weeks.