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2017/2018 Budget Development

Budget Development Process

  • Dialogue with the Board of Education (BOE) on development of the 2017/2018 budget began in November 2016.
  • Information was presented to the Board at BOE meetings on November 17 and December 1 ,2016; and January 12 and 26; February 9; March 23; April 20; and May 4, 2017. See agendas for these meetings on BoardDocs or view video recordings of those meetings.
  • At the February 9 BOE meeting, the Board provided initial direction on Cabinet recommendations for reductions/reallocations. View details here.
  • Results of community engagement efforts with regard to budget prioritization recommendations were presented to the Board and public at the March 23 BOE meeting. See below for results of the community budget tool exercise.
  • A public hearing on the 2017/2018 Proposed Budget was held on April 20, 2017. At the meeting, the Board also received an update on potential additional funding from the state, recommendations by Cabinet for use of the potential additional funding, and a revised timeline for budget adoption.
  • At the May 4, 2017, BOE meeting, staff presented an update on net funding changes and additional budget recommendations from Cabinet for use of the potential additional funding. The Board provided final direction for the 2017/2018 Budget
  • Adoption and appropriation of the 2017/2018 Budget was approved at the June 1 BOE meeting. View the 2017/2018 Adopted Budget here.

Community Engagement

An important and essential component of the budget process is gathering input from the community and other stakeholders, including school accountability committees (SAC) and the District Accountability Committee (DAC). Community stakeholders had an opportunity to weigh in on budget priorities using an online interactive budget tool. In addition, each school SAC completed a separate interactive budget exercise to provide the Board with feedback on needs and priorities at the individual school sites.

The community budget tool, which opened on January 21 and closed on February 10, 2017, provided an opportunity for the public to engage in an exercise to determine how best to spend funds based on the competing needs of the district. Results were communicated to the BOE to help inform their direction for development of the 2017/2018 budget. These results were formally presented at the BOE meeting on March 23, 2017.

View the Budget Tool Results (pdf)

Other Resources and Opportunities for Participating in the Budget Process

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