Traditional Budget Development Timeline

While certain times of the year see increased budget-related activity, developing a budget that meets the needs of our students and school while also reflecting local residents’ input is a year-long process. As such, the community is welcome and encouraged to participate in this process. The budget development timeline lists the various steps in the process:

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:

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

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

Administrators submit Program Goals, Instructional Administrator to Superintendent

December:

  • 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

January:

  • 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

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

March:

  • March 6, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.: Community Budget Forum, Elementary Cafeteria
  • Superintendent and Business Administrator review Budget during Board work sessions, present Tentative Budget

April:

  • Board of Education adopts Proposed Budget to be considered by voters in May
  • Budget Newsletter written and printed for mailing in May

May:

  • Public Hearing on Proposed Budget at Board of Education meeting
  • Budget Newsletter/Budget Notice distributed to voter households
  • May 21, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.: Budget Vote and Board of Education member election