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

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....

Timeline for Capital Project Planning

The district is planning a December 2020 capital project vote. The information below represents the planning that has been done in recent years and a broad overview of the timeline leading up to this date. 2015-2019 Building Condition Survey Instructional Program Advisory Council and Program...

Why explore different configuration options?

In May  2019, a consultant who worked with  the Capital Project Community Advisory Committee presented a study that includes six school configuration scenarios for the  district. School configuration refers to the potential to change to the grade levels served by district schools. The district is...

Capital Project Community Forums continue on July 25 and 31

Dear Families, Colleagues and Community Members: As you likely know, our school district has entered a period of planning for a significant capital project. This process is all about the academic programs we want for our students in Niskayuna and the facilities we need to...

Academic Program & Capital Project Thoughtexchange: What did we learn?

Strong interest in student learning experiences and a sound long-term plan From May 30 through June 10, the district conducted a Thoughtexchange on the topic of academic programs and school facilities. Thoughtexchange is an online engagement platform that allows participants to respond to a question...

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...