2023-24 budget information
Thank you, ÉðÊ¿Âþ»!
Voter approval for the City School District of ÉðÊ¿Âþ»’s budget proposal reached 80% for the first time in history May 16, overwhelming support for a $307.3 million plan that will maintain all current programs and services, including those added during the pandemic.
Voters approved the 2023-24 budget 1,611-403 in unofficial results, topping the previous record approval rate of 78% from a year ago. It is the eighth time in nine years the approval rate has topped 70%.
Voters also provided strong support for Proposition #2, a proposal to invest $9 million from a Capital Reserve Fund to offset inflationary costs on the ÉðÊ¿Âþ» construction project. That proposal also will have no additional impact on taxes.
You can read more about the vote in this news story.
Contract for Excellence
The City School District of ÉðÊ¿Âþ»’s 2023-24 Contract for Excellence plan will continue efforts to improve student achievement. It also will build capacity to serve students in high-needs schools across the district.
The total contract amount is $3,950,357 for 2023-2024 which is an increase from prior years due to the full phase-in of Foundation Aid increase. For more information, visit our Contract for Excellence page.
Presentations and resources
Looking for a detailed breakdown of the proposal? You can download the complete 2023-24 budget statement.
March 30 presentation
March 16 presentation
March 2 presentation
March 21 presentation
Each year, the Board of Education's Government Relations Committee takes the lead in developing the City School District of ÉðÊ¿Âþ»'s legislative priorities for the year ahead. These programmatic and fiscal goals are developed in the fall, and committee members follow up with numerous meetings with our state leaders through winter and early spring to advocate for these important needs for our students and families.
For the 2023-24 school year, these are the district's legislative priorities. You also can check out this document with more information about each of these items.
- Full Foundation Aid funding
- Equitable prekindergarten funding
- Support for teacher pipeline and "Grow Your Own" intiatives to expand and diversify our teaching workforce
- Additional social-emotional and mental health supports
- Legislative and fiscal support to offset the city's charter school oversaturation
- Support for ENL and refugee students
- Expanded Community Schools funding
For more information on voting in our school budget and board elections, please visit our voting information page.
Community Budget Committee
The Community Budget Committee participates in the district’s budget-development process with a goal of providing input to the Board of Education on community priorities and areas residents would like to see resources directed for the upcoming school year.
The process allows committee members to work alongside district employees to develop an understanding of district revenue sources, mandated programs and services, and resource allocation in support of the district’s vision, mission and goals.