School Budget

2019-2020 Budget Development

Glens Falls City Schools 2019-2020 Budget Book

  • Budget Presentation to the Board of Education on April 8, 2019

State-wide budget news:

  • NYSSBA’s Enacted Budget Analysis provides a good summary of exactly what is included in the 2019-2020 state budget.
  • NYSSBA’s Enacted Budget Comparison is a topical comparison of the Executive, Senate, and Assembly budget proposals, followed by the final budget resolutions.
  • 2019-2020 Enacted Budget State Aid Runs for Glens Falls City Schools
  • Jan. 14, 2019—As school districts throughout New York State experience significant increases in student need – from poverty, to special education enrollments, to new English language learners – NYSSBA is advocating for a $2.2 billion increase in state aid in the 2019-20 budgetary year. [ ARTICLE ]
  • Jan. 7, 2019—The New York Association of School Business Officials is calling for the state to increase education aid by $2.1 billion and begin a three-year phase in of $4.1 billion in foundation aid “owed” to school districts. [ ARTICLE ]
  • Updates from the State Aid Office of the New York State Education Department

Two seats open on the board in May 2019

This May, voters will have the opportunity to elect two community members to the Glens Falls City Schools Board of Education. If you are interested in running for the board, please pick up a board candidate nomination petition at the District Office. Petitions are available as of mid-March and are due to Clerk of the Board Amy Towers no later than Wednesday, May 1 at 5 p.m. Learn more about board member responsibilities and requirements here.

Glens Falls CSD 2018-2019 budget: $44,309,688

Budget at a glance

The adopted budget for the 2018-19 school year includes the following expenditures:

  • Adding three positions:
    • 1 districtwide technologist
    • 1 instructional coach
    • 1 new elementary teaching position
  • Adding instructional equipment, including fixtures, furniture and collaborative spaces for libraries and classrooms
  • Leasing two 66-passenger buses for five years

Three-part budget

All public schools in New York State are required to report appropriations in three official categories: program, capital, and administrative. The following data shows how Glens Falls’ budget breaks down under this formula:

  • Program spending: $33,692,187 (76% of total)
  • Capital spending: $6,609,980 (15% of total)
  • Administrative spending: $4,007,521  (9% of total)