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Board of Education Approves FY 2016-2017 Budget
Plan increases funding for DCSD schools and compensation for employees
On Thursday, June 9, the Douglas County Board of Education approved the FY 2016-2017 Budget, sending more money to DCSD schools for the upcoming school year.
Increases in Revenue
Improving state revenue allowed the state legislature to approve more K-12 funding. As a result, the Per Pupil Revenue (PPR) for DCSD increased $112/Funded Pupil Count (FPC) to $7,163/FPC.
FY 2016-2017 Planned Expenditures
In the FY 2016-2017 Budget, DCSD leaders plan to send the increases in revenue back to the classroom in the following two ways: additional funding for Student Based Budgets (SBB) and increasing compensation for our employees. Additionally, through plan design changes, the District is committed to absorbing the majority of benefit cost increases on behalf of employees.
The following is a breakdown of DCSD’s planned increases for its FY 2016-2017 budget:


  • 3% average pay increase
  • $85 per student increase to SBB
  • Absorbtion of PERA contribution rate increase on behalf of employees
  • Increased Special Education expenditures, due to student growth
  • Increased ongoing allocation to classroom technology device refresh

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FY 2016-2017 Budget Development Process

July-September 2015
 Budget discussions relating to processes for FY 2016-2017 budget development

November 2015
 Governor releases his proposed budget, which includes $50 million statewide increase to the Negative Factor

 Economic forecasts continue to show strong revenue growth in Colorado

 Superintendent and Cabinet discussions regarding budget priorities ensuring support of the District's strategic plan priorities

January 2016
 Presentation to the Board of Education regarding the Governor's proposed budget and DCSD budget process update

 School budgets provided to schools including $85/student increase in ongoing discretionary allocations as compared to FY 2015-2016

February 2016
 School budgets completed and schools begin hiring process for 2016-2017 school year

April 2016
 Preliminary budget proposal to the Board of the Education, proposing increases to SBB and compensation increase to all evaluated employees

May 2016
 School Finance completed by legislature including no increase to the Negative Factor. DCSD funding increased by $112 per pupil. DCSD annual cut (Negative Factor) remains at $60 million

 Proposed Budget presentation to the Board of Education

 Public Notice for Proposed Budget

 Board of Education approves increases to employee compensation

June 2016
 Adoption of FY 2016-2017 Financial Plan and Budget by the Board of Education