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

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...

Results of the capital project “Planning for the Future” workshops

As part of planning for long-term facilities improvements, the district is working with a consultant to identify possible options to: Ensure there is sufficient space for students, especially given a projected increase in enrollment; and Provide students with modern learning spaces that support more interdisciplinary...

Our Schools, Our Future Q&A: Program Vision

Q&A with Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr. This fall, the district outlined a vision for education in Niskayuna as part of the process of planning for the future of educational programs and facilities improvements. This is first in a series of Q&As with district leaders to...

Capital Project Community Advisory Committee Meeting Notes for Nov. 20

The meeting included continued conversation of the district’s vision for academic programs and discussion of a preliminary draft of the Pupil Capacity Analysis of district schools. Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr., emphasized the importance of capital project planning being based on the vision for programs –...

District outlines vision for the future

This fall, district leaders have been sharing a vision for the future of education in Niskayuna that is based on the strategic plan and informed by the work of stakeholders over the last three years. The vision is a central part of the capital project...

Our Schools, Our Future Video

As the district continues to plan for the future, guided by the strategic plan and vision shared last month, we invite our community to view the video below, “Our Schools, Our Future.” The District Strategic Plan established in 2016 initiated a systematic effort to transform...

Families invited to take cultural proficiency and equity survey

Dear Niskayuna Families: You are likely aware that our school district has had an active Environment and Culture Advisory Council for more than two years. The district and advisory council have identified the need for a focus on equity and cultural proficiency and professional development....