Budget Development 2012-13
Because of continued state funding deficits, Seattle Public Schools again faces a challenging budgeting process for the 2012-13 school year. We project a substantial budget gap (decreased revenues and increased costs) for 2012-13. The size of the estimated budget gap will fluctuate as we receive information about how much funds the state will give us, the effects of the McCleary Superior Court decision – and as we refine revenue and cost estimates.
School Board Work Sessions
As part of the budget development and approval process, District staff and the School Board typically hold work sessions from November to June. The Superintendent recommends a budget to the Board in Mid-June. After a public hearing, the Board votes on the budget in July. Below is a link to the 2012-13 budget work sessions.
Budget Development Calendar
A Guide to Understanding the Operating Budget is available to help you become familiar with the Seattle Public Schools budget and how it is developed.
Outside Resources and Budget Links
The following sources provide additional information about the budgeting process for K-12 education in Washington.