Approved District Budget
Each year, the District's Business Services department develops a budget for the upcoming school year. This extensive process typically begins in December, concurrent with the launch of each legislative session, and culminates with a board adoption in July.
Current General Fund (operational) budget priorities for the 2018-19 school year included: continued focus on class size reduction in kindergarten through third grade, the introduction of coding specialists and math and reading interventionists at each elementary school, focusing on continuing improvements of interventions and supporting student success, enhancing curriculum throughout the district, and competitive compensation for employees. Thanks to increased state funding and ongoing local community support of our Educational Programs and Operations Levy, the 2018-19 budget adopted by the Board of Directors on July 19, 2018 provided for significant contributions towards all of these priorities. In addition, the district was awarded a three-year grant to enhance mental health services at both middle schools and Two Rivers School.
In addition to the General Fund, the Board also adopted budgets for the Capital Projects Fund, the Associated Student Body Fund, the Debt Service Fund and the Transportation Vehicle Fund. The Capital Projects Fund authorizes expenditures for capital facilities needs in the district. Most of the activity in 2018-19 will be centered on the construction of Mount Si High School and the opening of Snoqualmie Middle School (currently the Freshman Campus). Numerous projects related to preserving and improving existing assets throughout the district have also taken place in recent years. The District is grateful to our community for supporting the 2015 bond proposition that will provide significant improvements district wide. Community members can view progress and read updates on these projects on the Facility Planning and Construction webpages.
A summary of each budget, adopted on July 19, 2018, can be found at the following links, as well as the presentation made during the public hearing held prior to board adoption:
2018-19 Fiscal Year Budget Resolution (2 pages)
2018-19 Budget Presentation (30 pages)
2018-19 Budget Summary (36 pages)
If you have additional questions concerning the district's budget or budget development process, please contact Ryan Stokes, Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations, at email@example.com or 425-831-8011.