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Budget Process

2024-25 budget process is underway

Over the first months of 2024, District 191 will develop a budget for the 2024-25 school year.

As always, District 191 will take a values- and priorities-based approach to creating next year’s budget, including achieving the district’s Strategic Directions and its commitment to be a PreK-12 Pathways district. 

In a presentation to the School Board Dec. 14, Superintendent Dr. Theresa Battle outlined the budget process timeline and shared key factors that will affect the district's budget. These factors included:

  • the end of $8.2 million in federal pandemic relief funding, which has helped sustain existing positions and supported several new positions over the past three years.

  • an expected decline in enrollment

  • new mandates from the state government, some of which are unfunded or only partially funded

  • increase in state aid of 2% for general education

  • possible double-digit increases in costs for transportation, food, supplies and utilities

Along with aligning spending toward the district's strategic plan, Dr. Battle said the district's goals include thinking long-term and ensuring the district's budget is sustainable.

"With the loss of pandemic relief funds, many school districts say they are facing a fiscal cliff," Battle said. "Through good financial management and planning, we've put ourselves in a position where we can slowly step away from that funding, limiting the impact that our students, families and staff feel during the transition."

Community Input & Feedback

Community input into the 2024-25 budget process was accepted through Feb. 8.

There will be opportunities to provide feedback on the initial proposed budget after it's presented in March, including an online feedback form and a public meeting.

Budget Documents & Resources





Budget Information and Timeline

December 2023

  • Board receives report on FY25 budget timeline, assumptions

January-February 2024

  • Board approves FY24 revised budget

  • Budget input form open to public

March-April 2024

  • Preliminary budget recommendation presented to Board

  • Online feedback form open to public
  • Public meetings held to receive feedback

  • Board receives feedback on preliminary budget recommendation

  • Superintendent presents adjusted budget recommendations to the Board

June 13 - FY25 Adopted budget presented

June 20 - FY25 Adopted budget approved


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