Budget Advisory Council

What is the Budget Advisory Council?

To maintain fiscal integrity, public confidence, and wise stewardship of taxpayer resources, the Arlington School Board actively seeks the advice and insight of citizens regarding the Arlington Public Schools budget. The Budget Advisory Council makes recommendations on policies and practices related to the presentation and preparation of the operating budget and the financial management of the school system; makes recommendations to the School Board on budget priorities; advises on the degree to which the Superintendent’s Proposed Budget supports best fiscal practices and the School Board’s priorities, assists in educating the community about the budgeting process; and provides, upon the Board’s request, study and recommendations on special topics or issues. The Council is comprised of 15 Arlington citizens who are not APS employees and who exhibit a broad range of interests, including knowledge and interest in budget matters. Membership is for two-year terms and no more than six years on the Council. The School Board may invite various civic organizations to suggest persons for membership on the Council. Additionally, the County Council of PTAs, the Advisory Council on Instruction and the Civic Federation each may nominate a representative to the Council. For more information, contact the Finance Department at 703-228-6125 or fill out the advisory council application form.

Meeting Dates

The Budget Advisory Council meets on the second Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise indicated below, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Arlington Public Schools Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22204 in conference room 452.  You may call the Finance & Management Services office at 703-228-6125 for any additional information.

Find out about other Citizen Advisory Groups


FY 2022 Budget Development

FY 2022 Budget Development Calendar (updated March 11 2021)

BAC End of Year Report

June 24, 2021

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.

FY 2020-21 BAC Meeting Dates

Meeting Dates

September 9, 2020, Microsoft Teams

October 14, 2020, Microsoft Teams

November 18, 2020, Microsoft Teams

December 9, 2020, Microsoft Teams

January 13, 2021, Microsoft Teams

February 10, 2021, Microsoft Teams

March 3, 2021, Microsoft Teams

March 10, 2021, Microsoft Teams

March 17, 2021, Microsoft Teams

April 14, 2021, Microsoft Teams

May 12, 2021, Microsoft Teams

June 9, 2021, Microsoft Teams


FY 2021 Budget Development

FY 2021 Adopted Capital Improvement Plan

FY 2021-30 Capital Improvement Plan Information

FY 2021 School Board’s Adopted Budget

May 8, 2020

FY 2021 School Board’s Proposed Budget

April 23, 2020

FY 2021 Interim Superintendent’s Proposed Budget

FY 2021 School Board Budget Questions and Responses  (updated April 29, 2020)

April 17, 2020 – Revised Budget

FY 2021 Superintendent’s Proposed Budget

FY 2020-21 BAC Meeting Dates


Previous Years’ BAC Meetings