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

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....

Instructional Program Advisory Council Update

The Instructional Program Advisory Council (IPAC) met for the first time this year on Thursday, Oct. 4. A summary is below and the full minutes are available here. IPAC includes parents, students, teachers, administrators and community members. More members are needed on the School Start...

Members of the Capital Project Community Advisory Committee sit at tables and talk.

Capital Project Community Advisory Committee begins its work

August 28 Meeting Notes The Capital Project Community Advisory Committee held its first meeting on Tuesday, August 28. The committee is comprised of 40 residents who represent a cross-section of the community, including parents (of students at all schools and levels), parents of graduates and...

Q&A: Capital Project Planning

Program vision to drive study and capital project committee work The Q&A below is an introduction to the capital project planning process that the district is beginning. The timeline calls for a facilities proposal to go before voters in 2020, with a significant amount of...