Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/5/2019 - 7:00 PM
Category: Discussion Topics
Type: Info
Subject: Budget Priorities--FY 2021 Combined Funds Budget (90 Mins.)
ACPS 2020 Strategic Plan Goal:
Objective 6.1 Fiscal Policies and Practices
ACPS will plan, manage, monitor, and report spending to provide decision-makers and the community with a reliable, accurate, and complete view of the financial performance of the educational system at all levels.
Policy: DB - Annual Budget
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable):
File Attachment:
190905_Updated 2025 Strategic Planning Committee Data Workbook-1.pdf
Agenda Item Summary: This year the School Board was provided an updated 2025 Strategic Planning Committee Data Workbook to inform each member on different ACPS performance metrics. The workbook has been updated to include available SY 18-19 data. Board members should review chapters 2-5 of the workbook prior to the September 5 Work Session and note what top three priorities emerge within each chapter. Priorities should include the “what, who, and where.” For example, instead of listing “English Learners” a more specific priority would be “English Learners’ On-Time Graduation Rate.” This priority lists the what (On-Time Graduation); the who (EL); and the where (high school). This level of specificity will best inform the division’s Combined-Funds budget process and ensure tight alignment with the School Board Combined-Funds budget priorities.

Board Members’ individual priorities will be used to complete a group prioritization exercise during the work session on September 5, 2019. This exercise will develop the Combined-Funds budget priorities for FY 2021.

Please be reminded that the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget includes priorities for facilities, safety and security, transportation, information technology and textbooks. The facilities assessments will help guide the discussions related to capacity and non-capacity facilities-related priorities.

The FY 2021 budget priorities are to be discussed and finalized during the September 5, 2019 School Board Work Session and will be submitted to the Board for adoption on September 26, 2019.
Background: Each September, the School Board provides guidance to the Superintendent and staff regarding Combined-Funds and CIP budget priorities for the upcoming school year.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends that the School Board review the workbook, and attachments, and be prepared to develop FY 2021 budget priorities.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Gregory Hutchings - Superintendent