NTPS Budget

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.

Budget FAQ

  • 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?