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Budget Engagement

The DCPS budget cycle is a year-round process that provides opportunities for stakeholders across our community — including parents, students, and principals, teachers and staff — to be engaged in the development of their school budget. Learn more about how DCPS receives funding, understand how that funding is dispersed, and examine individual school budgets by visiting the budget website at dcpsbudget.com.

Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Budget Engagement

For the 2023-2024 school year, DCPS is preparing for FY24 budget development and will continue to implement the updated budget model, first introduced in FY23. As a standard part of the budget development process, DCPS will continue to review the model to evaluate the allocation of funds with equity, stability, and transparency as our guiding principles. 

The revised model was developed based on feedback from principals, families, our community and independent budget experts. The updated model follows best practices that puts the needs of our students first. Funds will be distributed to each school based on its student and staff counts, the needs of special student populations, and a methodology designed to support year-over-year enrollment transitions.

DCPS Budget Timeline

October – December 2022
Continue engagement, finalize budget decisions and share information with the public

  • Student Engagement
  • Public Hearing
  • LSAT Engagement
  • Enrollment Projections Released

January – April 2023
LSAT Engagement and Prepare School Budgets for FY24 (SY 2023-2024)

  • LSAT Targeted Support
  • Initial school budget allocations released
  • Technical Assistance and School Budgets finalized
     

FY24 Budget Community Feedback

November 16 FY24 Public Budget Hearing

December 5 FY24 High School Student Budget Roundtable

  • FY24 High School Student Budget Roundtable Recording – COMING SOON!
  • FY24 High School Student Budget Roundtable Notes – COMING SOON!

December 15 FY24 Middle School Student Budget Roundtable

  • FY24 Middle School Student Budget Roundtable Recording – COMING SOON!
  • FY24 Middle School Student Budget Roundtable Notes – COMING SOON!
     

Questions?

Contact us at [email protected] or (202) 431-2879.

For more information on the DCPS budget and how to get involved, please review the information below: