This budget outlines the projected revenues and expenditures for the 2016-17 fiscal year. The budget is intended to provide the Board of Education and the community the necessary data to facilitate understanding of the district’s financial position and operational plan.
The budget reflects the need to plan effectively for:
- program changes and their impact on staffing
- continuing curriculum development
- Strategic Plan initiatives
- infrastructure maintenance and upgrades
The total enrollment of the district is projected to decrease slightly for 2016-17. Enrollment has remained in the range of 1,700 to 1,800 for the last several years, with minor fluctuations from year to year.
The strategic initiatives of the new strategic plan in areas of raising student achievement, building community partnership, and teaching, learning, and working with technology are supported by specific allocations in the tentative budget in line with the strategic initiative of maintaining fiscal responsibility.
The budget is intended to be a working document. It is used throughout the school year to give direction and guidance to the school board and administration concerning the allocation of funds during the year.
The tentative budget is presented to the Board of Education for discussion and input in July. After adoption of the tentative budget, it is put on public display and made available on the district website. A final budget is presented to the Board for adoption at the conclusion of the budget hearing in September.