Foundation Aid Increase Use Information

For the 2023-24 school year, VCSD is projected to receive a foundation aid increase of $1,354,763.

Voorheesville CSD always strives to include all costs in the budget that will address the needs of the students while not overburdening the property taxpayers. This year, we were aided by the significant increase in foundation aid and were able to be below the tax cap allowable amount.

There was a hearing during the June 5, 2023 Board of Education meeting to review the plan and receive public input which is stated below and transmitted to the state.

If there are any questions about this plan, please contact Jim Southard at 518-765-3313 x102 or

Increasing graduation rates and eliminating the achievement gap.

Plan Summary: Tutoring support by current teachers to at-risk students in grades 3-8 ($55,000), and additional costs for BOCES CTE programs ($75,000), and new reading program for elementary school ($105,000).

Reducing class size.

Plan Summary: Providing supports for students who are not meeting, or who are at risk of not meeting, state learning standards in core academic subject areas. AIS teacher ($80,000)

Addressing student social-emotional health.

Plan Summary: Dean of Students/Guidance Counselor ($95,000), Assistant Principal/SEL Coordinator ($110,000)

Providing adequate resources to English language learners, students with disabilities, and students experiencing homelessness.

Plan Summary: Increase in BOCES Special Education services ($170,000), equipment lines increased for Special Education ($30,000), additional teacher of Special Education ($80,000).

Goals and ratios for pupil support

Plan Summary: Guidance counselor($80,000)

Detailed summaries of investments in current year initiatives and balance funds spent in priority area.

Plan Summary: Continuation of 1:1 technology program (300 devices, $120,000), network improvements ($56,500), improvements to facilities ($325,000).