2021-22 budget information

The City School District of Albany begins its budget-development process in the fall, looking ahead to the following school year. These initial steps include working with building and department leaders to establish priorities for the year to come that are aligned with the district’s vision, mission and goals, developing and advocating for legislative priorities, and developing the annual budget calendar.

You can use the links below to learn more about the district’s process to date, including the work of the new Community Budget Committee and important upcoming dates. Please check this page regularly for continued updates and information as the process moves forward toward the annual budget vote, which is planned for Tuesday, May 18.

Voting information

The district will return to in-person voting for this year’s vote, with an important additional absentee option due to COVID-19.

For more information, please visit our voting information page.

Community Budget Committee

New this school year, the Community Budget Committee is participating in the district’s budget-development process with a goal of providing input to the Board of Education on community priorities and areas residents would like to see resources directed for the 2021-22 school year.

The process allows committee members to work alongside district employees to develop an understanding of district revenue sources, mandated programs and services, and resource allocation in support of the district’s vision, mission and goals.

Resources from the meetings are available below.

Legislative priorities

At the start of each school year, the Board of Education’s Government Relations Committee takes the lead in shaping the district’s top legislative priorities for the next fiscal year in partnership with the superintendent and staff. 

Committee members then engage in an active cycle of legislative advocacy throughout the fall, winter and spring to educate state leaders on the district’s top priorities and the related benefits for students and families. 

These are the district’s top legislative priorities for the 2020-21 school year:

Budgets from prior years