SCSD budget development objective

To sustain the fiscal capacity of the school district in order to adequately provide for the programs and services for our students, not only for next year, but for years well into the future.

Residents approve 2018-19 budget and two propositions

  • Total budget: $23,822,954
  • Vote results: Approved 251-133 or 65.4%


  • Bus vote totaling $270,000: Approved 276-108
  • Capital reserve spending for capital project: Approved 269-114

Budget Development Calendar

While certain times of the year see increased budget-related activity, developing a budget that both meets the needs of our students and reflects local residents’ input is a yearlong process. As such, the community is welcome and encouraged to participate in this process. The Budget Development Calendar lists the various steps in the process:

Superintendent and Business Administrator review Budget Planning Handbook and process and meet with administrators

Superintendent and Business Administrator review Enrollment Projections with administrators for allocations for instructional materials

Administrators submit Program Goals, Instructional Administrator to Superintendent

Administrators and department supervisors submit Support Staff Personnel requests, with rationale to Business Administrator

Director of Facilities and Transportation Director submit Staffing, Supplies, Equipment and other Expenses for Operations & Maintenance to Business Administrator

Administrators submit Special Maintenance needs submitted to Business Administrator (Routine summer projects, with no budget impact, can be identified until mid-April.)

Administrators submit Instructional Staffing requests, with rationale, to Superintendent

Administrators submit Instructional Equipment requests to Business Administrator

Administrators submit Supplies, Conferences, and Other Expenses to Business Administrator

Superintendent and Business Administrator analyze revenue projections and budget requests to assemble Preliminary Budget

Superintendent and Business Administrator have internal meetings with administrators to review requests and make modifications

Superintendent and Business Administrator present Rollover Budget Scenario to Board of Education

Superintendent and Business Administrator present Preliminary Budget to Board of Education Business Admin.

Public Information Session/Community Budget Forum

Superintendent and Business Administrator review Budget during Board work sessions, present Tentative Budget

Board of Education adopts Proposed Budget to be considered by voters in May

Budget Newsletter written and printed for mailing in May

Public Hearing on Proposed Budget at Board of Education meeting

Budget Newsletter/Budget Notice distributed to voter households

Budget Vote and Board of Education member election