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 402.  You may call the Finance & Management Services office at 703-228-6125 for any additional information.

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FY 2020 Budget Development

FY 2019-20 BAC Meeting Dates


FY 2019 Budget Development

FY 2019 School Board’s Adopted Budget

FY 2019 School Board’s Proposed Budget

April 6, 2018

April 5, 2018

FY 2019 Superintendent’s Proposed Budget

April 2, 2018

Budget Advisory Council Memo to Arlington School Board

February 22, 2018

FY 2019 Budget Development Calendar  updated Mar 14, 2018
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FY 2019 Budget Work Sessions Schedule

Budget Questions

2018-2024 Strategic Plan

2018 – 2024 Strategic Plan Information
2017 Baldrige Self Assessment

FY 2018-19 BAC Meetings

September 11, 2017 (Monday)
Agenda
Approved Minutes
FY 2017-18 BAC Member Biographies

October 11, 2017
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Key Stakeholders Meeting (October 30, 2017)   (printer friendly)

November 6, 2017 (Monday)
Agenda
Approved Minutes
BAC CIP Presentation    (printer friendly)
Community Budget Forum (November 16 and November 28, 2017)   (printer friendly)

December 13, 2017
Agenda
Approved Minutes
2019-28 CIP Framework Presentation
Key Stakeholders Meeting (December 7, 2017)   (printer friendly)

January 9, 2018  (Tuesday)
Agenda
Approved Minutes

February 28, 2018
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Budget Work Session #1 (February 22, 2018)
Budget Work Session #2 (February 27, 2018)
APS Recycling and Waste Management Progress Report
Career Center Working Group – CIP Overview

March 14, 2018
Agenda
Approved Minutes
FY 2016-17 Class Size Report
Revised Budget Forecast
Budget Work Session #3 (March 13, 2018)
Budget Work Session #4 (March 15, 2018)

March 21, 2018 (canceled due to weather – rescheduled for Apr 2, 2018)

April 2, 2018
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Budget Work Session #5 (April 3, 2018)

April 11, 2018
Agenda
Approved Minutes

May 9, 2018
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2019-28 Capital Improvement Plan (May 3, 2018)
CIP Work Session #2 (May 7, 2018)

May 30, 2018 (Rescheduled – Originally June 13, 2018)
Agenda
Approved Minutes


Previous Years’ BAC Meetings