Budget Process Timeline 2019-2020
January / February
- Enrollment Projections - how many students are enrolled at NTPS?
- Legislative Sesssion beings January 14th - we watch this closely as they make decisions that affect our funding.
March / April
- Analyze Certified staffing with principals & directors - teacher staffing needs
- Analyze Classified staffing with principals & directors - other staffing needs
- Analyze Department budgets - initial projected budget amounts given to departments
May / June
- Once all departments and schools communicate staffing needs, we send this total personnel budget to Human Resources.
- All departments and schools send us their final budgets based upon amounts given in March/April.
- Finalize fee schedule (lunches and other fees) and send schedule to Board.
July / August
- Budgets from all departments and schools, including staffing, are compiled and sent as a draft to the Board.
- The Board reviews the draft, and a presentation of the draft budget is held in July.
- In August, the Board holds a public hearing and adoption of the 2019-20 budget.
Q: What can I do to help?
Q: How does the NTPS Budget work?
Q: Didn’t the legislature increase state property taxes for education?
Q: The state supreme court has ruled that the legislature has satisfied their directive to fully fund education. Why are districts still struggling?
Q: What are the main factors that cause many districts to lose funding under the new model?
Q: How did the state’s new funding formula that “fixed McCleary” impact NTPS?
Q: How does the new state funding structure change local Maintenance and Operations levies?