Budget Archives

2021-22 Budget Development Calendar

The development of the 2021-22 budget will consist of presentations on specific departments/areas, which will be presented to the Board in the weeks leading up to the presentation of the overall budget for consideration by the Board.

  • Jan. 6: Board of Education meeting

  • Jan. 20: Board of Education meeting – Enrollment Study Review

  • Feb 3:  Initial revenue review including roll-over budget and tax cap calculation - Report on Budget Advisory Committee Meeting

  • Feb. 8: Receive completed budget forms from all departments by February 18, 2021

  • February 11: Legal notice for BOE petition

  • February 22: Candidates petitions available at District Office

  • February 24: Board of Education meeting – Report on Budget Advisory Committee

  • March 1: Deadline to submit initial Tax Levy calculation to the Office of State Comptroller

  • March 3: Board of Education meeting – Report on Budget Advisory Committee Meeting - Food Service and Transportation Budgets

  • March 17: Board of Education meeting - 2021-22 Proposed Enhancements for El, MS and HS - O&M and Technology Budget

  • March 31: Tentative BOE meeting

  • April 1: First legal notice (49 days before vote)

  • April 14: BOE Meeting - Report on Budget Advisory Committee

  • April 15: Second legal notice

  • April 19: BOE Petitions due by 5 p.m. - First declaration of campaign expenses due.

  • April 19: First declaration of campaign expenses due (30 days prior to election)

  • April 21: BOE Meeting/BOCES Budget Vote - Adoption 2021-22 RCS Budget - Approval of Property Tax Report Card

  • April 23: Absentee Ballots sent

  • April 29: Third legal notice

  • May 3: Budget available for buildings and library - Second Declaration of Campaign expenditures

  • May 5: BOE Meeting, Budget Hearing, Meet the Candidates

  • May 6: Fourth legal notice

  • May 6: Mail budget notice to eligible voters

  • May 13: Second declaration of campaign expenses due ( 5 days prior to election)

  • May 18: Budget Vote & Election

  • May 19: BOE Meeting - Vote approval

  • June 7: Third declaration of campaign expenses due (20 days after election)

Required Budget Documents 2021-22

Proposed Budget 2021-22

Budget Presentations for 2021-22 School Year

2021-22 Budget Newsletter

View the 2021-22 RCS Budget Newsletter here.

2021-22 Board of Education Candidates

View the Board of Education candidates here.

2017-18 Budget

  • Proposed Budget: $45,829,423

  • Budget Increase: $1,328,892

  • Estimated Tax Levy Increase: 1.25%

Included in the 2017-18 budget:

  • Continuing investment in existing core and elective courses

  • Expanding student access to instructional technologies

  • Adding one Operations & Maintenance staff member

  • Providing funding for possible addition of four special education staff

  • Increasing contract transportation expense to support bus routes

  • Allowing for the development of maintenance and replacement plan for district equipment, vehicles, uniforms, technology and furniture

  • Ongoing support of all current extracurricular and athletic offerings

  • Providing academic field trips K-12

2016-17 Budget

  • Proposed Budget: $44,500,531

  • Budget Increase: $1,263,801

  • Estimated Tax Levy Increase: 1.63%

Included in the 2016-17 budget:

  • Maintaining existing core and elective courses

  • Adding one new special education teaching position

  • Increasing support for extracurricular materials and supplies by $4,500

  • Adding new data coordinator position

  • Adding new independent Annual Professions Performance Review evaluator

  • Preparing for unanticipated costs relating to the sale of 26 Thatcher Street

  • Upgrading technology

  • Maintaining pool

  • Bidding Phase 2 for capital project

2015-16 Budget

  • Proposed Budget: $43,236,415

  • Budget Increase: $890,881

  • Estimated Tax Levy Increase: 1.65%

Included in the 2015-16 budget:

  • Reducing a 0.6 full-time equivalent (FTE) social studies teacher

  • Reducing a 1.0 FTW special education teacher

  • Reducing a 0.4 FTE technology teacher

  • Reducing 2.0 FTE teaching assistants

2014-15 Budget

  • Proposed Budget: $42,345,849

  • Budget Increase: $1,103,059

  • Estimated Tax Levy Increase: 1.88%

Included in the 2014-15 budget:

  • Adding Advanced Placement/University in the High School college-level courses

  • Adding Family and Consumer Sciences classes at the high school

  • Increasing funding for students to enroll in Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical school

  • Funding for a Freshman Basketball program

  • Funding for library media specialists at the elementary and middle schools

  • Funding for new Odyssey of the Mind programs

  • Maintaining school facilities

  • Upgrading classroom technology

For more information about past budgets, contact the business office at (518) 756-5200 ext. 6000