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State law requires the Board of Education to adopt and appropriate a budget for all District funds each year. The Budget serves three primary purposes:
- It is a planning document for the Board of Education, the Superintendent, and District staff for financing educational programs.
- It enables the Board of Education to determine the dollars necessary for funding various programs and to make appropriations consistent with state laws and District policies.
- It is an instrument of control in spending practices. It indicates the current year's relative position of expenditures to estimated available dollars, and identifies the expenditures for preceding years.
The St. Vrain Valley School District’s annual General Fund operating budget is used to teach students, to purchase textbooks and other classroom supplies, for student transportation, and to maintain school buildings and grounds. It funds special education programs, school-based focus programs, charter schools and programs for students for whom English is a second language. It is used to pay salaries for teachers and other staff, provide health and retirement benefits, and support additional ongoing professional training.
In addition to the FY21 General Fund proposed expenditure budget of $348.0 million, the District manages 11 other funds. Separate from the General Fund, expenditure budgets for all other funds total approximately $201.7 million. A summary and description of some of these funds are listed below.
A listing of adopted budgets and subsequent amended budgets are made available to the public.