Letter from the Superintendent

Scott Taylor

I would like to take this opportunity to again thank everyone (parents, students, staff, and community members) for their continued partnership throughout this school year.  We recently reviewed the 2022-2023 Preliminary Budget with the Board of Education.  We will continue our discussions and planning to support a responsible budget that stays below the tax cap.  While building our budget, we review our estimated budget revenues, spending history and look at projections for the next school year.  Our budget meetings and discussions are driven by our district’s Mission Statement and District Goals.  Our ultimate goal is to present a fiscally responsible budget that provides educational opportunities for our students to empower them to fulfill their unique potential!         

Capital Project Vote May 2022

As mentioned in the previous Perspective article on the topic of Capital Projects… Just like a home, school facilities need regular attention and upkeep to operate year after year as originally intended. The cost of maintaining our facilities with the daily wear and tear caused by hundreds of students, staff and visitors, can rise above what the annual school budget can support. Formulation of a Capital Improvement Plan allows districts the funds to complete larger facility work not otherwise possible within the scope of the annual school budget.  A proposed Capital Project will be paid for from the District’s Debt service and Capital Project reserve fund.  There will be NO additional cost to taxpayers!

We continue to adhere to the State’s mandate to maintain our facilities to meet educational, health, safety and security measures, as well as adhere to energy efficiency guidelines to save taxpayer dollars.  We take pride in the upkeep of our buildings and grounds and our district-owned facilities are one of our community’s greatest assets.

Our past Capital Project votes occurred in 2018 and 2007.  These previous Capital Projects focused on maintaining our buildings and sites at an appropriate level to support educational programs.  We have identified items to be included in the upcoming Capital Project that support the growing educational needs of our students and updating our infrastructure across the district. We met as administrators and supervisors of each department to identify the priorities of the District.  We discussed the list of items at building-level meetings, committee meetings and Board of Education meetings.  Highlights from the upcoming project include: selective roof replacement at the Jr.-Sr. High School and Elementary Schools; digital signs at both buildings; athletic turf field replacement and lights added; gymnasium entrance renovation with added access to restrooms for outdoor games; window replacement at both buildings; locker replacement at the Jr.-Sr. High School; security upgrade to the entrance at the Elementary School.  Our goal is to finalize our priorities and schedule for a Capital Project Bond vote on May 17, 2022.  Again, there will be NO tax impact for this project.  Please check our website for more information over the next few months. 

As we continue our analysis, we welcome feedback from the community in planning for the capital project.  We will hold a COMMUNITY FORUM presentation at the end of March or beginning of April at the Jr.-Sr. High School Auditorium to provide updates on the project and allow input from the community.  The date and time will be forthcoming.

We will continue to keep you informed throughout the second half of the school year and will always have our District website updated with relevant information.  Thank you again for your support and I hope to see you along the way!

Sincerely,

Scott Taylor, Superintendent



NCCS Mission Statement

The North Collins Central School District is a safe and supportive learning environment that strives to maximize educational opportunities for all students, faculty, staff, and community members.  We nurture responsibility, creativity, energy, and open-mindedness to empower successful contributors to a global society.




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