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District 203’s 2016-2017 Budget

Changes in staffing and state funding are some of the factors that have contributed to the proposed budget, which would see an overall increase in both revenue and expenditures.

“Each year, district administration engages in conversation during the budget process to determine what is needed and what we can adjust to move the district forward and ensure we meet the district’s strategic focus 20/20,” said District 203’s Chief Financial Officer, Brad Cauffman.

Revenue is projected to be almost $273 million, up 1.47 percent from the previous year.

Expenditures are expected to be up 1.42 percent, or almost $4 million. The majority of that increase is due to one-time costs for construction on front entrance enhancements for several schools in the district, to be completed this summer.

“When these front-loaded capital expenditures are removed, the true budget increase is 0.53 percent, or $1.4 million budget to budget,” said Cauffman.

The board will continue to discuss the budget at their next few meetings, with a public hearing and board vote scheduled for June 20.

The board also learned about new materials for junior high and high school science that will align to the next generation science standards.

Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.


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