Overview of the FY14 Budget Process
For FY14 (2013-2014 school year) Rockwood projects a $5.1 million deficit. In order to address this deficit, members of the Superintendent’s Cabinet met twice per week from Oct. 31 through Nov. 30 to prioritize the budget and create recommendations for the Board of Education to consider. Cabinet presented its proposed budget to the Board on Dec. 6.
Establishing the Budget Target
In planning for FY14, Cabinet established a budget target of $10.9 million. This target was established using the district’s scorecard performance indicators to evaluate potential reductions with the goal of minimizing the negative impact to student learning. In addition, input received from our community during the Guiding Change process and Picture Rockwood was also taken into account.
The budget target of $10.9 million addresses the projected $5.1 million deficit while also providing funds in some areas:
- Students - summer school and interventions for struggling students
- Teachers - professional development to implement the state-mandated common core academic standards and additional time for high school teachers to meet in their professional learning communities
- Facilities - some additional funding for the maintenance of facilities and technology
Refer to the budget presentation for additional details.
The list of recommendations presented on Dec. 6 totals $10.3 million. Each recommendation includes a description and associated cost. Download the list or click on the items below for additional details.
The Board and Cabinet will continue discussions on balancing the FY14 budget and the proposed recommendation list during the coming months with final approval of next year's budget in June 2013.