Per Board of Education (Board) Policy 1200-1.12, the Board is responsible for approving the Department of Education’s (Department) biennial and supplemental Operating and Capital Improvements Program budgets. Per Board Policy 6101, the Board is also responsible for the review and approval of the use of any federal funds received by the Department. The Board believes that public school parents, students, employees, and the community should be afforded the opportunity to provide input to the use of the moneys received by the Department and the budget should have their support. The Board and the Department should also be held accountable to the general public for the use of public moneys. Toward that end, the budget should be transparent and understandable. The Department is encouraged to take the public’s comments and concerns into consideration prior to submitting a final proposal to the Board for approval.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION’S BUDGET
PUBLIC INPUT REQUIRED