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    Budget Development Calendar

    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

    • Schools’ 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)