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

School Board narrows grade-level configuration options

Capital Project Planning Update The Board of Education on Tuesday, Oct. 1 narrowed down potential school configuration options following a year-long outside study, community and staff forums, Thoughtexchanges and a staff survey. All three of the possible options under consideration continue five neighborhood elementary schools...

Update on Community Advisory Groups; Community invited to participate

The district has active advisory work groups in the following areas: Pathways to College & Careers; Diversity; Mental Health & Wellness; and Student Exit Surveys. The groups were formed through the Environment and Culture Advisory Council and Instructional Program Advisory Council. This year, all of...

Process of looking at later high school start times moves forward

Dear School Community Members: I want to provide you with an update on the process of considering a later start time for Niskayuna High School. We embarked on this nearly two years ago with a Start Times Committee that included parents, students, teachers and administrators....

What School Configuration Options are being discussed?

Throughout the course of the 2018-19 school year, an outside consultant worked with the Capital Project Community Advisory Committee to develop a program delivery study based on: The district’s program vision, projected enrollment growth for the coming years, and little existing capacity in the schools....