Budget Development Calendar

2019-20 Budget Development Calendar

Oct. 5, 2018

  • Draft budget calendar

Oct. 15, 2018

  • Board of education reviews draft calendar

Oct. 16, 2018

  • Assistant superintendent for business schedules budget meetings with all
    building administrators and administrative departments

Oct. 31, 2018

  • Establish budget guidelines / Distribute budget request worksheets to all
    Building Administrators and Administrative Departments

Nov. 19, 2018

  • Board of Education adopts budget calendar/Review budget forecast/Budget

Nov. 20, 2018

  • District office review of budget forecast

November/December 2018

  • District newsletter sent out to community that includes early budget guidance
    for 2019-20

Dec. 3, 2018

  • Administrators submit budget request worksheets to the business office

Dec. 10-19, 2018

  • Budget meetings held with building administrators and departments

Dec. 12, 2018

  • Review budget forecast with all administrators

January to March 2019

  • Prepare 2019-20 budget in 3-part format
  • Feb. 11, 2019
  • Budget workshop
  • State aid based on executive budget proposal
  • Review vehicle-equipment replacement plan

February/March 2019

  • District newsletter sent out providing budget update

March 1, 2019

  • Submit information necessary for the calculation of the tax levy limit to the
    state comptroller.
  • Prepare board of education petitions for pick-up.
  • Distribute informational material and inform candidates of legal requirement for all candidates for election to board of education

March 11, 2019

  • Budget workshop (schedule prior to board of education meeting – if necessary)
  • Preliminary budget presentation
  • Board of education adoption of legal notice of school budget hearing and budget vote

April 1, 2019

  • Send legal notice to newspapers.
  • Advertise budget notice four times within seven weeks of the vote with the first publication 45 days before the budget vote

April 8, 2019

  • Final budget presentation and budget adoption
  • Appoint election inspectors
  • Property tax report card adoption

April 9, 2019

  • Transmit property tax report card to SED (within 24 hours of adoption no
    later than April 24, 2019) and to local newspaper of general circulation

April 22, 2019

  • First preliminary expenditure campaign statement due (30 days preceding
    budget vote)
  • Deadline for submission of petitions for nominations of board of education
    candidates (30 days before election, 20 days in small cities)
  • Receive sworn statements by candidates for membership on the board of

April 23, 2019

  • Date for drawing by district clerk for determination of order for listing board
    candidates on ballot

April 24, 2019

  • District newsletter sent to print to be mailed to all residents.

April 24–30, 2019

  • Prepare absentee ballot applications, absentee ballot, related envelopes, and
    directions. District clerk must maintain a list of names of all individuals
    provided with absentee ballots. List is subject to public inspection and legal
    challenge until the day of the election. Clerk must mail an absentee ballot for
    every qualified voter who requests one. The ballot must be mailed no earlier
    than 30 days or no later than 7 days prior to election-day.
  • Prepare paper ballots for voting machines.

April 26, 2019

  • Last possible date for budget adoption by the board of education

April 29, 2019

  • Final date for property tax report card to be submitted to SED

May 7, 2019

  • Budget documents made available to the public at each building and on
    the district’s website.

May 13, 2019

  • Public hearing for budget – Public budget hearing

May 14, 2019

  • Budget postcard mailed – notice must be mailed to eligible voters after the
    budget hearing but no later than six days prior to the vote

May 16, 2019

  • Second preliminary expenditure campaign statement due (5 days preceding budget vote)

May 21, 2019

  • Statewide annual meeting/board election/budget vote day

June 10, 2019

  • Final expenditure campaign statement due
  • June 18, 2019 State-wide budget revote day (if necessary)

July 1, 2019

  • Implement 2019-20 budget