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

Weather Alert – Friday, Dec. 6: No afterschool/evening activities

Due to the weather conditions, there will be no afterschool or evening activities in the district today, Friday, Dec. 6. This includes late buses, athletic events and the Iroquois Social. The JCC Kid’s Time program in the elementary schools will operate on its usual schedule....

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....

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...