If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please send an email to email@example.com
or a comment by mail to: Superintendent Marc Jackson, Port Angeles
School District, 216 East Fourth Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
District Budget Information
How the Budget is Developed
Developing the District budget is about a ten month process,
beginning in late October. It involves setting revenue estimates,
reviewing current spending patterns, prioritizing goals for expenditures
and cash reserves, and drafting a budget for review and approval by the
Board of Directors. The process involves ongoing review and input from
District staff, the Board of Directors and the public, concluding with
public hearings and adoption in August.
The first step in developing the budget is making a
projection of enrollment for the new year. This information is used to
set revenue estimates and staffing levels. Spending patterns for the
current budget are reviewed by District staff and department heads.
These spending patterns are compared to those of other regional and
state-wide districts in areas such as teaching, administration,
utilities, transportation, etc. This information is used to identify
areas for increased or decreased spending goals.
Goals of the budgeting process include: District-wide needs,
maintaining a prudent cash reserve and building and department needs.
A draft budget document is prepared in May. The actual
document is a state-required format, and is quite lengthy. The district
prepares a summary document that provides less detail and more
explanation of the budget.
Throughout the process, the budget is modified based on
changes in legislation, enrollment, needs or priorities. State law
requires school districts to have a budget available for public review
by July 10 and to hold a public hearing on the budget prior to adoption,
usually in August.
When the draft budget is completed, copies are available for
public review at the Port Angeles School District Central Services
Building, 216 East Fourth Street.
Questions, comments or suggestions may be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail to: Superintendent Marc Jackson, Port Angeles School
District, 216 East Fourth Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362.