Annual Budget Adjustments

  • Every year, the Westonka School Board sets a budget adjustment goal that includes reductions of expenditures and/or increases of revenue (e.g., enrollment growth) for the next school year. Due to multiple legislative demands, state aid to school districts has not kept up with inflation over the past decade. Routine underfunding of mandated programs, such as special education, further exacerbates budgetary challenges for all school districts.

    The board's focus is on continually reviewing the budget to align with district strategic goals and objectives. The board is committed to providing the high-quality programs and services that our community expects and deserves while also being transparent and responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars.

    In addition to a $300,000 spending cut in 2019-2020, over $200,000 of district fund balance was used in order to maintain current offerings.

    History of Board-Approved Budget Adjustments

    2019-20 - $300,000 
    2018-19 - $150,000 
    2017-18 - $75,000 
    2016-17 - $325,000 
    2015-16 - $300,000 
    2014-15 - $635,000 
    2013-14 - $300,000 
    2012-13 - $100,000 
    2011-12 - $300,000 
    2010-11 - $150,000 
    2009-10 - $250,000 
    2008-09 - $510,000 
    2007-08 - $950,000

General Fund & Unassigned Fund Balance

General Fund Financial Position chart