FY 2018 Adopted Budget at a Glance
The School Board’s FY 2018 Adopted Budget totals $613.6 million which is a 5.4 percent increase over the FY 2017 Adopted Budget.
|Total Adopted Budget: $613.6 million|
|Projected Enrollment: 27,276|
|Cost per Pupil: $19,340|
|County Transfer: 79.7%||Schools: 82.5%|
|State: 11.8%||Instructional Support: 3.9%|
|Federal: 2.3%||Facilities & Operations: 7.6%|
|Local: 3.4%||Management & Support Services: 5.3%|
|Other: 2.8%||Leadership: 0.7%|
Enrollment is expected to increase 1,124 students from September 2016 to September 2017 for a total enrollment of 27,276.
County revenue increases by $24.3 million in FY 2018. This results from a combination of $13.7 million from the School’s share of increased local tax revenues and $10.5 million in additional County revenue.
Beginning balance, or carry-forward, remains at $3.5 million, the same amount as in the FY 2017 Adopted Budget.
Funding reserves increases $0.6 million or 3.8% due to the difference in the reserve funds included in the FY 2017 budget and the reserve funds included in the FY 2018 budget.
State revenue increases $3.9 million or 5.6%, primarily due to increased enrollment and sales tax.
Federal revenue increases $1.5 million or 11.4%, primarily due to an increase in Title I funding in the Grants and Restricted Programs fund and anticipated increases in funding for Food and Nutrition Services from the National School Lunch Program.
Local revenue from fees, charges, and grants is expected to increase by $1.4 million or 7.4% for FY 2018 based on historical trends, increased revenue due to increased participation in the Food and Nutrition Services, Extended Day, and Aquatics programs, and an increase in school breakfast and lunch prices.
Funding has been provided for:
- An additional 47.8 positions plus materials and supplies for enrollment growth
- A step increase for eligible employees and salary scale adjustments for positions identified in the compensation study as being under market
- Increased debt service based on the Spring 2017 bond sale
- Approximately $15.0 million in local, state and federal grants
New investments were kept to a minimum in the FY 2018 budget and address the School Board’s budget direction. They total $2.4 million and 24.0 positions, and include:
- Increasing paraprofessional support for elementary interlude classes
- Adding HVAC technicians and HVAC contracting services to maintain the complicated
- HVAC systems throughout the division Increasing the number of full-time bus drivers and bus attendants
- An Integrated Project Planning team to assist with growing enrollment and boundary changes
- A Transportation Planner to support comprehensive multi-modal transportation planning
Funding has also been provided to continue the growth initiatives begun in the FY 2017 budget, which total $6.0 million and 49.0 positions, and include:
- Expanding Arlington Tech at the Career Center
- Central Registration
- Student and instructional support in order to provide specific, targeted support to students and instructional staff
- Safety and security needs for school buildings
- Infrastructure and support needed in order to provide central support to students and staff
In order to address the budget shortfall in FY 2018, savings and efficiencies found include:
- Adjusting the salary base for current and on board employees
- Reviewing current departmental budgets to realign funding in order to continue current service levels or reduce programs that are no longer functioning as intended
- Reducing the technology budget by $1.8 million
- Reducing the Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) contribution based on actuarial valuation
- Reducing a vacant School Board Office Administrative Assistant position
FY 2018 School Board’s Adopted Budget
- FY 2018 School Board’s Adopted Budget Presentation
- FY 2018 School Board’s Adopted Budget Press Release
FY 2018 School Board’s Proposed Budget
April 7, 2017
April 6, 2017
- FY 2018 School Board’s Proposed Budget Presentation
- FY 2018 School Board’s Proposed Budget Press Release
FY 2018 Superintendent’s Proposed Budget
February 23, 2017
- FY 2018 Superintendent’s Proposed Budget Presentation
- FY 2018 Superintendent’s Proposed Budget Document
- FY 2018 Superintendent’s Proposed Budget Release
- FY 2018 Budget Video
- School Board Budget Questions – (updated May 9, 2017)
- County Board Budget Questions – (updated April 20, 2017)
- Budget Advisory Council Budget Questions – (updated May 9, 2017)
Budget Work Sessions
|February 23, 2017||Budget Work Session #1||Agenda/Materials|
|February 28, 2017||Budget Work Session #2||Agenda/Materials|
|March 15, 2017||Budget Work Session #3||Agenda/Materials|
|March 21, 2017||Budget Work Session #4||Agenda/Materials|
Key Stakeholders Meetings
|December 12, 2016||Education Center Room 101A||Presentation||Notes|
|January 17, 2017||Wakefield High School Cafeteria||Presentation||Notes|
Community Budget Forums
|November 30, 2016
Joint Schools and County
|Wakefield High School Cafeteria||Schools Presentation||County Presentation|
|December 13, 2016||Education Center Room 101A||Presentation||Notes|
|December 20, 2016 Spanish||Jefferson Middle School Library||Presentation||Notes|
|December 8, 2016||Claremont Elementary School||Notes|
|December 15, 2015||Wakefield High School||Notes|
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