Budget Information 2021-2022

  • The development of a school district’s budget is a thoughtful, year-long process that includes careful long-term planning. It is a multi-faceted process including budget preparation, presentation, review by the Board of Education and community members, formal budget adoption, further sharing with the community, and Board election. The 2021-22 budget will be unique as it will reflect expenses related to COVID-19 and other costs associated with funding materials, supplies, technology and staffing for hybrid and remote learning during the pandemic as well as potential reductions in Federal and NYS aid.

    During this process there are a variety of meetings held by the Board of Education including Budget Work Sessions which are used by the Board of Education to gather information and ask questions about particular sections of the budget. These sessions are held outside of regular Board of Education meetings. Most decisions will be discussed during these sessions, however, formal action is only taken during Board of Education meetings.

    The Pittsford Central School District community is invited and encouraged to attend and observe these sessions as they are open to the public. Community members will have the opportunity to comment at the subsequent regular Board of Education meetings, during the time allotted for public comment.

    Due to COVID-19, public attendance/participation at Board meetings may be virtual. On the day of a Board meeting, links will be posted to the District website at www.pittsfordschools.org for the public to use for viewing/listening, participation in the public comment section of the Board meeting, and closed captioning.

    Board of Education Meeting Schedule for 2021-22 Budget Development

    Monday, February 8, 2021, 6 - 7 p.m.
    Barker Road Middle School, McCluski Room
    Budget Work Session. Work Sessions are used by the Board of Education to gather information and ask questions about particular sections of the budget. These sessions are held outside of regular Board of Education meetings and are used to develop the budget. Most decisions will be discussed during these sessions, however, formal action is only taken during Board of Education meetings.

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 6 - 7 p.m.
    Barker Road Middle School, McCluski Room
    Budget Work Session.  

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 6 - 7 p.m.
    Barker Road Middle School, McCluski Room              
    Budget Work Session.  

    Monday, April 19, 2021, 7 p.m.
    Barker Road Middle School, McCluski Room              
    Budget Adoption and Regular Board of Education Meeting. Budget Adoption is placed on the agenda of the regular Board of Education meeting. During this meeting, the Board of Education formally votes to adopt the budget created during the Budget Work Sessions.        

    Thursday, May 6, 2021, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
    (New Date)
    Barker Road Middle School, McCluski Room                          
    PTSA Meet the Board of Education Candidates Night.

    Monday, May 10, 2021, 7 p.m.
    Barker Road Middle School, McCluski Room
    Budget Hearing and Regular Board of Education Meeting. The Public Budget Hearing is the formal presentation of the Board of Education’s adopted budget which will later be voted on by residents at the annual Budget Vote and Board of Education Election.          

    Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Barker Road Middle School Gymnasium

    Budget Vote and Board Election. Voter identification is required.