Jan. 13 Budget Workshop Presentation

Budget Reminders

  • We will budget from the perspective what we know to be true in the present moment.
  • Though we will be cautiously optimistic about decreases in expenditures or increases in revenue, but we will not make assumptions.

What will shape our process

  • What we have to do
  • What our goals direct us to do
  • What we might like to do

Mitigating factors that will impact our process

  • Unknowns related to transportation
  • Inability to accurately project or forecast fluctuations in student population
  • Uncertainty of student needs:
    • Special Education
    • English Language Learners
    • McKinney-Vento
    • Social Emotional
  • Increased administrative duties and responsibilities

What we will discuss

  • Parameters
  • Mandates
  • District & Board Goals
  • Other


  • Changing Enrollment
    • Obligation to be attentive to growing social emotional & mental health needs
  • Needs and costs of special education students
  • Academic Intervention Services
  • English Language Learners
  • McKinney – Vento Students
  • Staffing & Negotiations
  • Technology/Security Needs & Requirements
  • Transportation
  • Tuition Costs
  • Other


  • ENL services mandated by proficiency levels
  • Increased administrative responsibilities:
    • APPR
    • Ed Law 2D

District & Board Goals

  • High Quality Instructional Programs
  • Safety & Wellness
  • Attention to diversity and social emotional needs
  • Communication
  • Commitment to Facilities & Physical Plant
  • Fiscal Responsibility

What we need to do

We must comply with MANDATES, to do so consider the following:

  • Additional ENL Staffing
  • Increased administrative support

What our goals dictate we do

To meet GOALS, consider the following:

  • Necessary funding to support continued professional development, curriculum development, safety and wellness initiatives
  • Staffing to support social emotional & mental health needs of students
  • Expand upon initial work dedicated to Diversity Training
  • Implement procedures and protocols to foster communication
  • Continue to improve and maintain technology and safety

What we might like to do

Consider the following:

  • Athletics
  • Aesthetic & Cosmetic Facilities & Grounds Improvements
  • Items that will not directly impact teaching and learning

What to expect at the next budget workshop

  • Projections
  • 2020-2021 Draft 1 Budget
  • Tax Cap Calculation if possible
  • Information out of the Capital/Governor’s office, if available

Next Budget Workshop

February 3, 2020

NOTE: This is a change from Feb. 10.