After an extensive process that included several opportunities for public and staff input, the District 191 Board of Education adopted a budget for 2014-15 that reflected the priorities of the district in reaching its mission.
Between July and December 2013, input was been gathered from parents, employees, students and community members about the issues, challenges and opportunities in District 191. Based on that input, a budget design team developed proposals that were presented at a Board of Education workshop on Jan. 16. The team recommended nine of those proposals for inclusion in next year's budget, for a total of $1.3 million in new spending.
As of June 30, 2014, the district expects to have an unassigned fund balance (savings account) of $15.8 million. If the board approves additional recommended spending of $1.3 million, the district's expenditures will be $5 million more than the revenue it receives. In other words, the district will be using $5 million of the unassigned fund balance to balance the budget.