Announcements and Budget Information

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community, Today, Governor Cuomo announced that there will be no in-person summer school.  Students that would normally attend summer school will only have a remote learning option.  Those students and parents will be contacted directly by the school district to make arrangements.  He also announced that school provided […]

Self Care

As we continue to provide our best for our students, we want to offer some support to each other as employees, friends and fellow humans. We have put together some resources for self care, stress management and counseling. NYS Emotional Support Hotline: 1 (844) 863-9314 Websites: Apps: Headspace Calm Sanvello And for […]

The Hope Bus

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community, Yankee Trails and The Bus Stop Club have partnered to brighten your day while also collecting donated non-perishable items for local schools and food pantries. On Wednesday, May 20th. Be on the lookout for the #YTHopeBus, “Lightning McQueen” and “Waldo” as they take to the roads throughout the City of Rensselaer, between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00p.m. VIEW […]

BOE Meeting Livestream

The Board of Education meeting on Monday, May 18th will be Live Streamed via Facebook. We will be monitoring the comments and will attempt to answer as many questions as possible. The Board will be adopting a budget for the public to vote on. Please join us at

Board of Education News

Members of the Rensselaer City School District community, Our Board President, John Mooney, has decided not to run again after 22 years of service to the school district. Although he shared the potential decision confidentially some time ago, he sent the attached letter as an official announcement this week. Mr. Mooney had donated his time […]

Fiscal Emergency

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community, You have seen our references to budgetary challenges since before we were affected by COVID-19.  Our district has been losing money since 2012 for a variety of reasons.  This has depleted the school’s fund balance (savings) and leaves RCSD “susceptible to fiscal stress” as we were designated […]