Budget planning should be scheduled to allow sufficient time to obtain accurate estimates of revenues and expenses.
Estimates of available revenues for each budget fund should be developed, employing data from previous budgets and from the office of the County Treasurer, Assessor and the State Department of Education. Realistic projections of anticipated revenues should strive for accuracy and should be developed in conjunction with sound planning for the needed expenditures of funds.
Staff Involvement in Budget Preparation
Directors, principals, department heads, teachers and others who may provide information on their need for human and material resources to conduct various programs will be involved in the budget preparation process, be provided with the opportunity to confer with the budget officer and be informed of the final budget demands.
District personnel will be involved in budget planning by submitting to their department head or grade department head information and requests that will aid them and the principals in their budget responsibilities. Department budget requests shall be prioritized and submitted to the principals or directors by the first day of April of each school year.