Our Schools, Our Future

Icon with the words "Our Schools, Our Future" and the Niskayuna "N" logoA focus on high-quality education and sustainability

The District Strategic Plan established in 2016 initiated a systematic effort to transform programs and support systems so that all students are prepared to follow their own unique path to success. This effort involves stakeholders from across the district, working toward a common vision and a fall 2020 capital project. The focus is on preserving a high quality education and protect the investment taxpayers have made in students, facilities and their community.

Recent Updates

District hires Chief Equity Officer

At its meeting last night, Tuesday, May 28, the Board of Education formally appointed Latisha Barnett as the district’s Chief Equity Officer. Barnett is coming to the district from Skidmore College, where she has served as the director of student diversity programs since 2016. She...

Academic Program Delivery Study identifies options for the future

A message from the Superintendent Dear Members of the Niskayuna School Community, Our school district is experiencing enrollment growth and current building capacity falls short of this growth and the types of instructional space we need to achieve our program vision. Last year, we began...

Program Delivery Study to be presented on Thursday, May 23

The findings of a Program Delivery Study that includes potential grade-level reconfiguration scenarios will be presented at a community meeting on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. in the Niskayuna High School Little Theater. A presentation for faculty and staff members will take place earlier...

District committee continues study of later high school start time

A district committee is continuing to explore the prospect of a later high school start time based on the benefits that have been associated with more sleep for adolescents. The School Start Times Committee is comprised of parents, students and faculty members, and is co-chaired...

Our Schools, Our Future Video: What are students excited to learn?

As the school district continue to plan for future program and facilities improvements, what are students excited to learn about? The video below made its debut during Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr.’s “State of the District” presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 11. It is the first in...