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Budget Cycle

Organizational Information: Budget Development Process

September-October

  • School Board Guiding Principles Work Session

December

  • Governor’s Proposed Budget to Washington State Legislature
  • School Funding Model Recommendations

January

  • District Revenue Estimates
  • School Funding Model Approved
  • School Funding Model Changes Presented to Principals
  • Community Budget Presentations
  • Central Department Staffing and Budget Development

February

  • School Budget Training
  • Initial Enrollment Projections Released
  • School Budget Instructions and Schools? Allocations Issued
  • Schools Staffing Workshops

March

  • Schools’ Staffing and Budget Development Continues
  • Legislative Regular Session Typically Ends (March – April)

April – May

  • School and Central Budgets Finalized

May – June

  • Final Balancing of District Budget
  • Budget Document Prepared
  • Introduction of Recommended District Budget

July

  • School Board Action on Recommended Budget

August

  • Budget Filed with Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)