2013-2014 SCSD Budget Survey

The Schenectady City School District invites you
to participate in the 2013 Budget Survey. 

Our district is facing a budget gap of about $9.5 million for the 2013-2014 school year. In order to close that gap, the Schenectady City School District must reduce spending by the same amount. We want to know what is important to you as we move forward.

We have faced huge budget shortfalls each of the last two years and have closed budget gaps of  $9.6 and $7 million by removing many items and positions, modifying programs and school schedules, organizing the middle school program and closing a school.   We have limited resources and are not receiving the state aid that we are entitled to in order to provide a "sound basic education."  We must make some very difficult decisions.

Superintendent Spring has begun the process of reviewing, analyzing and evaluating  every area, program and service. It is important that our parents, staff, students and community members join in this conversation as we determine budget priorities for 2013-2014.   Please complete the survey and share your thoughts, opinions and budget-saving ideas.


Click here to begin the 2013 Budget Survey