District Accountability Committee Announces Budget Priority Special Session
The DCSD District Accountability Committee is required by Colorado statute on an annual basis to recommend to the Board of Education priorities for the spending of District monies. As part of those recommendations, the DAC budget subcommittee solicited parent and community feedback through their working partnerships with school accountability committees throughout DCSD.
This year the DAC will be kicking off the annual budget survey process in October rather than the spring to better align with district and state budgeting calendars.
As a part of this 2017/18 school year budget priority process the DAC budget subcommittee will be engaging with the school accountability committees in a more robust manner than in previous years in hopes all SACs in the DCSD will participate in this years survey.
This year’s survey will be launched at the conclusion of a DAC Budget Priority Special Session held on September 27 from 6:00-9:00 pm at Cimarron Middle School. This Special Session will include a “State Of The District” budget presentation by DCSD Interim Superintendent Erin Kane and CFO Bonnie Betz. Several district department leaders will make presentations on their budgets, and the BOE Long Range Planning and Fiscal Oversight Committees will explain their roles in district budget development. There will also be a dynamic open question and answer session to inform the community about both short- and long-term factors impacting the current and proposed budget priorities for district spending. The evening will conclude with an overview of the DAC Budget Priority Survey where you can give input to the Board of Education on budget priorities for 2018/19.
The special session will additionally be viewable via Livestream.