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VIEW THE 2016-17 PROPOSED BUDGET
The State of Oregon requires school districts to develop and pass a budget that covers at least one fiscal year (defined by the State as July 1 through June 30). Even if this weren’t a requirement, however, the district would budget each year to plot the best way in which estimated resources could be utilized to meet estimated needs.
The district’s budgeting process is roughly the same as your household budget – we take a look at how much money we think we’ll have coming in (our resources) and compare that amount to how much money we think we’ll have going out (our expenses and/or contingency funds). In the end, our goal is to balance the money on each side of the equation.
If there’s money left over, we look at our funding priorities and add to our expected expenses until things are balanced. If there’s not enough money, we figure out where to cut our expenses or how to increase our revenues until things are balanced.
The district’s process is different from your household budget, however, in that it is reviewed by a Budget Committee in a series of public meetings prior to adoption by the School Board. Public meetings provide for a transparent process and public input.
The Budget Committee is comprised of all seven School Board members (publicly elected) plus seven Citizen members (appointed by the Board).
All fourteen members have the same authority.
The committee receives the budget message from the Superintendent.
The committee tests the budget to see if it meets priorities, programs, and services set by the board. This group discusses and revises the proposed budget as needed to meet goals and priorities set by the School Board. Are assumptions made realistic? Do expenditures proposed support district goals and priorities within available resources?
The committee holds public meetings; listens to and considers public comment.
The committee approves the budget, sending it to the School Board for adoption, and approves tax rates.
The committee does not set salaries, benefits, or contract terms.
The committee does not set staffing levels or make organizational structure decisions.
The committee does not decide whether or not a program or services should be offered; it does not add, delete, or alter the level of programs or services.
The committee does not review or analyze individual school budgets – the proposed budget is a high-level, district-wide, plan.*
The committee does not make or alter district goals or policies.
Review the budget. The proposed budget document is made available on the district’s website after the committee has received the Superintendent’s budget message. A limited number of printed copies are also available.
Attend budget committee meetings. Dates and times are at right.
Ask questions! Email or call the Finance Department at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 541-757-3859.
*To learn more about school-specific budgets, contact the individual school of interest.
A public meeting of the Board of Directors and Budget Review Committee of the Corvallis School District, Benton County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 will be held in the board room at the District Office, 1555 SW 35th Street. The meeting will take place on Monday, the 2nd day of May, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to elect officers, receive the budget message, hear about the proposed budget, and receive comment from the public on the budget.
A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on May 2, 2016 at the meeting or subsequently at the District Office weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and on the district’s website.
On Monday, May 16 and Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., in the board room at the District Office, additional Budget Committee meetings are scheduled, and public comment may be received at the May 16th meeting in addition to the May 2nd meeting. Any person may appear at either the May 2nd or May 16th meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. Meetings may be scheduled, canceled, or rescheduled at any meeting. These are public meetings where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.
The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours prior to Jennifer Schroeder, 541-757-5874.
Olivia Meyers Buch, Deputy Clerk
School District 509J (Benton County Oregon – Joint School District 509A Linn County, Oregon)
Budget Committee Meeting Dates
Monday, May 2, 2016, 6:30 – 9:00 pm (District Office Board Room): First budget committee meeting.
Committee will hear the Superintendent’s budget message and the Budget Officer’s highlights, listen to public testimony, and ask questions.
Monday, May 16, 2016, 6:30 – 9:00 pm (District Office Board Room): Second budget committee meeting.
Committee will receive follow up to questions from the first meeting, listen to public testimony, and deliberate. If time permits, the committee may approve the budget, tax rate, and tax amount.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 6:30 – 9:00 pm (District Office Board Room): Third budget committee meeting – ONLY IF NEEDED.
Committee will deliberate and approve the budget, tax rate, and tax amount.
Monday, June 15, 2015, 6:30 (District Office Board Room): School Board listens to testimony related to the budget. The board adopts the budget, makes appropriations, and levies taxes.
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Department of Finance and Operations
Physical: 1555 S.W. 35th St., Corvallis, OR 97333
Mailing: P.O. Box 3509J, Corvallis, OR 97339
Phone: 541-757-3859Jennifer Schroeder, Operations Assistant, 541-757-5874
The Corvallis School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, parental or marital status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination: Jennifer Duvall, Human Resources Director, email@example.com
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