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

1:1 Chromebook Meeting for 5th and 9th grade parents is May 6

A message to 5th and 9th Grade Families You may be aware that we are implementing a student technology initiative that will ultimately provide all 6th-12th grade students with a Chromebook. Next year, students in grades 6 and grade 10 will receive their devices as...

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...

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 –...