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Budget Engagement

FY20 Budget Engagement for DCPS

DCPS is committed to providing all students with dedicated educators, engaging curriculum, and joyful learning experiences, and to being transparent and equitable in our budgeting process. DCPS is proud that Mayor Bowser has made historic investments in education that allow us to continue our work in preparing every student for college, career, and life.

The Fiscal Year 2020 budget was informed by feedback from our stakeholders through the public budget hearing, budget engagement sessions, and the Chancellor’s conversations with students, educators, families and communities across the district.

For more information on the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, please review the information below:


FY20 School Budget Development Timeline

  1. Parent and Community Input Begins (November and December)
    The Chancellor kicks off the collaborative budget development process with Chancellor Forums, Advisory Boards, a student budget hearing, and a public budget hearing.
  2. Additional Parent and Community Engagement (January)
    DCPS invites the community to learn about and provide feedback on the budget through various channels – surveys, online forums, Chancellor’s Advisory Boards, and LSAT Community Forums.
  3. School Budget Allocations (February - March)
    DCPS develops initial budgets using projected revenue and enrollment support. Principals receive their budget allocations and construct their budgets in collaboration with LSATs and their school community.
  4. Final DCPS Budget (March)
    DCPS submits final school budgets and the central office budgets to the Mayor.
  5. DC Government Budget Finalized (March)
    The Mayor presents the DC government budget to the DC Council.


FY20 Budget Engagement Community Feedback




Contact us at [email protected] or (202) 442-5112

Learn more about how school budgets are determined by watching our video on YouTube.