What should you know about the budget?

New expenditures

Budget priorities and increased expenditures
For the 2015-2016 school year, the biggest new districtwide expenses are increased employee costs, such as raises, retirement contributions and health benefits, and classroom technology.





How funds are allocated

The biggest factors in determining each school’s Weighted Student Formula and centrally funded Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) allocations are:
  1. Enrollment (per student allocation)
  2. Characteristics of students enrolled: the state’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) provides supplemental funding for low-income students, English-language learners and foster youth
  3. School characteristics determine centrally-funded MTSS resources

What determines our priorities

Our roadmap to Vision 2025
Throughout the budgeting process, we will orient ourselves so we're on the right path toward Vision 2025, with our strategic plan guiding us through each turn, and we'll be able to use accountability systems like the state's LCFF and the School Quality Improvement Index (SQII) so we know we're making progress.

Our timeline

February 23: Preliminary site allocations distributed
March 7: School Planning Retreat
March 27: School site budgets and balanced score cards due
Mid-May: Governor's May Revise
May-June: Superintendent's recommended budget and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) developed based on updated projections
June 23: Board of Education adopts FY 2015-16 budget

 Learn more about the SFUSD budget.