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:

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 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 and maintenance to Business Administrator
  • Administrators submit special maintenance needs 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

March

  • Public Information Session/Community Budget Forum held
  • Superintendent and Business Administrator review budget during Board of Education work sessions and present tentative budget

April

  • Target date for Board of Education adoption of 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
  • Third Tuesday in May: Budget vote, Board of Education elections, vote on any proposed propositions