FY 2022 Adopted Budget

FY 2022 Adopted Budget at a Glance

FY 2022 School Board’s Adopted Budget
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The School Board’s FY 2022 Adopted Budget totals $701.6 million which is a 4.7 percent increase over the FY 2021 Adopted Budget.

Total Adopted Budget:  $701.6 million
Projected Enrollment:  29,108
Cost per Pupil:  $20,648
Revenue Expenditures
County Transfer: 75.5% Schools: 81.6%
State: 12.3% Instructional Support: 3.7%
Federal: 5.1% Facilities & Operations: 7.7%
Local: 3.5% Management & Support Services: 6.3%
Other: 3.6% Leadership: 0.7%

Enrollment Highlights

Enrollment is expected to decrease 34 students from the projected September 2020 enrollment to the projected September 2021 enrollment for a total enrollment of 29,108 which includes a reduction of 525 students as directed by the School Board prior to adopting the budget.

Revenue Highlights

County revenue increases by $5.3 million in FY 2022. This results from the School’s share of increased local tax revenue and $2.8 million in one-time revenue.

Beginning balance, or carry-forward, remains at $3.5 million, the same amount as in the FY 2022 Adopted Budget.

Funding reserves increases $5.2 million or 31.5%, due to the difference in the reserve funds included in the FY 2021 budget and the reserve funds included in the FY 2022 budget.

State revenue increases $2.2 million or 2.6%, primarily due to decreased enrollment and sales tax, however, additional funding is expected in grants and restricted programs.

Federal revenue increases $19.5 million, due to an increase in Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and an increase in grants and restricted programs. In addition, $18.9 million is estimated from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

Local revenue from fees, charges, and grants is expected to decrease by $0.7 million or 3.3% for FY 2022 based on historical trends and decreased revenue expected from the summer school programs, adult education tuition and bus camera fines.

Expenditure Highlights

Funding has been provided for:

  • An additional 54.65 positions plus materials and supplies for the adjusted enrollment growth.
  • A 2% cost of living adjustment (COLA), a full step increase midway through the contract year for eligible employees according to approved salary scales, and an additional step at the top of the C, E, G, M, P and T scales.
  • Increased debt service based on the anticipated Fall 2021 bond sale.

New investments address the School Board’s budget direction and include funding to support the growth of our school system. These new investments total $2.8 million and 13.00 positions, and include funding for:

  • Special education needs such as additional interpreters and PreK assistants
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives to continue progress towards equity
  • Resources for our English Learners, adding a 1.00 director position as well as a translation specialist to meet the document translation requirement of the (DOJ) English Learners Settlement Agreement
  • Central office positions to support the Virtual Learning Program
  • Professional development opportunities for support staff
  • Other investments such as resource adoption, network infrastructure and technology support, and safety and security measures

Funding has also been provided to complete the final growth initiative begun in prior years’ budgets, which totals $2.2 million for technology lease payments and 3.00 technician positions.

The opening of new schools and the moving of existing schools to new buildings totals $1.7 million in one- time costs, $2.2 million in ongoing costs and 25.80 positions.

In order to address the budget shortfall in FY 2022, reductions and changes in service delivery were made totaling $10.8 million and 24.30 positions. These include:

  • Reducing the Minor Construction/Major Maintenance (MC/MM) budget for one-year
  • Increasing class size by one in grades K-5
  • Eliminating school test coordinators at non-Title I schools
  • Reducing clerical support at the middle and high schools
  • In addition to eliminating non-mandated field trips for one year, the Transportation department expects to find efficiencies in the late bus service
  • Delay the reopening of the Planetarium as well as the purchase of a new projector
  • Adjusting the enrollment projections by 525 students resulting in a savings of $2.9 million and36.90 positions
  • Eliminating $1.3 million in proposed new requests and continuing initiatives from prior years
  • Reducing central office department budgets by $2.8 million which includes reducing necessary baseline increases for current services plus additional reductions
  • In addition to adjusting the salary base for current and on board employees and reviewing current departmental budgets to realign funding in order to continue current service levels or reduce programs that are no longer functioning as intended

FY 2022 Budget Development

FY 2022 School Board’s Adopted Budget

May 6, 2021

FY 2022 School Board’s Proposed Budget

April 2021

FY 2022 Superintendent’s Proposed Budget

February 25, 2021

Budget Questions and Responses

All budget questions and responses from this year and prior years can also be found on BoardDocs.

Budget Work Sessions

Work sessions start at 6:00 p.m. and are held virtually unless otherwise noted below.  Work sessions can be watched on the School Board’s Work Session website by clicking here.  Dates and times are subject to change.

February 25, 2021 Budget Work Session #1 Presentation
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March 9, 2021, 5 p.m. Budget Work Session #2 Presentation
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March 16, 2021 Budget Work Session #3 Presentation
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March 23, 2021 Budget Work Session #4 Presentation
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April 6, 2021 Budget Work Session #5 Presentation
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May 4, 2021 Budget Work Session #6 Presentation
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Learn about the development of the FY 2021 Adopted Budget

Previous Years’ Budgets