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FY23 Budget Engagement

The DCPS budget cycle is a year-round process and one 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

Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Budget Engagement

For the 2022-2023 school year, DCPS will follow an updated budget model that will help to ensure resources are aligned to the individual needs of the students we serve and allow schools to provide important programs and offerings when enrollments shift.

The revised model was developed based on feedback from principals, parents and guardians, 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 a 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

August – October 2021

Engage stakeholders and the public on our updated budget model

  • August 2021 Townhall​
  • Parent Advisory Board​
  • DCPS Principals and DCPS Principal Taskforce

November – December 2021

Continue Engagement, finalize budget decisions and share information with the public

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

January – March 2022

LSAT Engagement and Prepare School Budgets for FY23 (SY 2022-2023)

  • LSAT and School Leader Roundtables ​
  • Initial school budget allocations released​
  • Technical Assistance and School Budgets finalized

FY23 Budget Community Feedback:

August 12 New Budget Model Town Hall PowerPoint Decks [PDF]

August 12 New Budget Model Town Hall Recorded Sessions

November 3 FY23 Middle School Student Budget Roundtable

November 8 FY23 High School Student Budget Roundtable

November 9 FY23 Public Budget Hearing

November 17 FY23 Budget Community Information Session PowerPoint Decks [PDF]

November 17 FY23 Budget Community Information Recorded Sessions


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: