We need your input on the 2020-21 budget

Cohoes district leaders and Board of Education members are working on a budget proposal for the 2020-21 school year. In its current state, the proposal will require spending cuts and efficiencies to close a $1.6 million budget gap. It also includes a 2.32 percent tax levy increase, which is within the district’s allowable limit.

Make your voice heard

For the first time, the district is using Thoughtexchange, an online platform that allows you to share your ideas, see the ideas of others, and highlight what matters most to you. Your input is invaluable as we shape the 2020-21 spending plan, so please consider joining the conversation!

Participate in our Thoughtexchange

Our question: What are some elements of our students’ educational experience that you value most?

The exchange is open from Monday, April 27 until 9 a.m. on Monday, May 4. The results will be posted on our website, shared with the Board of Education and discussed during the Budget Workshop on May 6.

What happens when you participate in a Thoughtexchange?

You Share.

Share your thoughts on an open-ended question.

You Star.

Review thoughts and ideas from other participants and rate them on a scale of 1-5 stars based on how much you agree with them or how important you think they are.

You Discover.

See the thoughts that have been highly rated and are at the top of the conversation, indicating what’s considered important based on the topic.

You Return.

Go back to the Thoughtexchange to see more results, add more thoughts, and/or rate additional thoughts. This way you can continue to collaborate and gain additional perspectives.

What else to know

  • This exchange is confidential. Your thoughts and stars will be shared, but not your identity.
  • Please be polite and respectful as you share and rate thoughts.
  • If you see a thought that is rude, hurtful or identifies a person or group, you can report it by clicking in the upper right corner of the thought.
  • All responses will be reviewed by moderators.

Thank you for your time and thoughtful participation.

Preparing our students for success in tomorrow’s world.

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