School Budget

White text over blue background that says Glens Falls City Schools voting results for May 21, 2024, with green check marks beside budget, establish capital fund,Noel Luciano Quivey and Katie Johnson
Thank you to the GF Nation community for your support!
  • Read the 2024-25 Budget Newsletter

  • View the full Budget Document (19MB file)

  • See Side 1 and Side 2 of a Sample Ballot (don’t forget to vote both sides!)

  • Review the slides from the Public Budget Hearing

  • Meet the Board of Education Candidates, below


VOTE on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from NOON – 9PM at Sanford Street School

2024-25 Budget development goals:

  • graphic of the front page of the budget newsletter

    Develop a budget that is fiscally responsible and educationally sound.

  • Create a budget which maintains current Programs & Services while providing financial support for the district strategic planning initiatives.
  • Develop a budget that results in a projected tax levy below the tax cap limit.
  • Utilize expense efficiencies to minimize increases in the budget.

    Building student achievement + success
    in 2024-25

    With the goal of enhancing learning outcomes for all students, the Board of Education has adopted a $56.9 million budget proposal for the 2024-25 school year that enhances current programs and student supports while staying within the property tax cap.

    If approved by the voters on Tuesday, May 21, the spending plan would increase the tax levy by 2.64 percent, which is the district’s maximum allowable without a super majority vote. The proposed budget would increase the tax levy by $619,628 over the current year budget. 

    Voting takes place from noon to 9 p.m. in the Sanford Street School gym on May 21st.

    The spending plan includes:

    • A new teaching position for Math Academic Intervention and Support at the Middle School
    • Purchase of 2 small buses, 1 small wheel chair bus, 1 big bus, and 1 big wheel chair bus to replace older vehicles in the fleet
    • Four Safety Monitor positions at the HS/MS to assist with transitions, large group areas, and overall supervision
    • A Core Values Advocate position focused on Middle School student support and restorative practices
    • Expanded mental health services for students that include telehealth options 
    • Additional coaching positions for student-athlete safety, and to provide more opportunities for participation (Volleyball, Unified Bocce, etc.)
    • Partnerships with Common Thread Community Collaboration and Needham Safety Risk Management to further enhance school climate
    • Tennis court resurfacing at Morse Athletic Complex

    An additional proposition on the ballot would create a capital reserve fund to be used for general improvements, reconstruction, renovations, or additions to the district’s buildings and site property. If authorized, it would be funded with unallocated fund balance (savings) over the next ten years, with total deposits not to exceed $10 million.

    Board of Education Candidates

    The Board of Education of the Glens Falls City School District is made up of nine members who are elected by qualified voters of the district. They serve without pay for five-year terms. The Board of Education, in serving its role as trustee of the district’s five schools, is responsible for the development of the policy through which the Superintendent administers the educational program, the students, and the staff.

    The Board encourages all citizens to take an active role in the development of our schools. It is the philosophy of the Board that the schools are the responsibility of the entire community if the schools are to continue and provide a program of quality education for the young people of our district. 

    This year, there are three candidates running for two open seats on the Board of Education, with terms beginning July 1, 2024.

    Photo of K.JohnsonKathryn (Katie) Johnson, of 12 E. Beacon Street, is seeking her first term on the Board of Education. She is a School Counselor at Hudson Falls Central School District. “I am running for a seat on the Glens Falls City Schools Board of Education because I would like to be an advocate for all children and staff in our School District. I believe that all children deserve to receive the best educational and emotional support possible. I am hoping to help balance the needs of academic achievement with those of the whole child. We also need to empower our educators and reward them for the jobs they do everyday, as more and more demands are placed on them and they spend the majority of our children’s days with them. I look to involve the parents in our community in decisions regarding the education of their children. We know our children the best! I hope to encourage and support open communication between families and the District to best support our students, staff, and families.”

    Photo of M.OBrienMegan O’Brien, of 221 Sanford Street, is seeking her first term on the Board of Education. She is an Organizing Manger at New York State United Teachers (NYSUT). “I believe passionately in public education and the opportunities it can provide. I am a product of public education, and my parents were both public school teachers in the area for many years. My son is currently a student at the Middle School, and attended Jackson Heights Elementary. For over 20 years I have had the privilege of advocating for educators and school staff, and I feel that my knowledge of education policy and finance would be an asset as a board member. Our district plays a tremendously important role in the greater Glens Falls community, and has been a very positive environment for my child. As a board member, I would work to support and strengthen that positive environment for all stakeholders by being vigilant, deliberative, and curious, and always willing to listen and learn.”

    Photo of N.LucianoQuiveyNoel Luciano Quivey, of 212 Ridge Street, is seeking her first term on the Board of Education. She is an Associate Director of Curriculum at CommonLit. “I am a proud graduate of Glens Falls High School and parent of two future GF students with 15 years of experience in education, 12 of which were in the classroom. During my career I taught ELA, theater, served as a department chair, and worked with students and teachers from grades 5-12. I now work in nonprofit literacy development and have a true passion for teaching and learning. My time in the classroom taught me that a thriving school is one in which students, families, and staff work in harmony. I would be thrilled to have the opportunity to give back to my community and bring the knowledge gained through my experience as a Glens Falls student, parent, and years of teaching to the board.”


    School budget hearing is MOnday, May 13, 2024 at 6pm in the district office

    The annual budget vote for the fiscal year 2024-2025 by the qualified voters of the Glens Falls City School District, Warren County, New York, will be held at the Sanford Street Elementary School gymnasium in said district on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., prevailing time, at which time the polls will be opened to vote by voting machine.