Preliminary School Allocations for FY11
Below are preliminary school allocations for school year 2010-2011. These allocations were distributed to school principals on January 25. Principals used these initial allocations to develop their staffing and non-personnel needs for the 2010-2011 school year and were instructed to share them with their Local School Restructuring Teams and School Budget Committees.
Throughout the course of the budgeting process, there were many changes made to these preliminary allocations: student enrollment projections were adjusted, the numbers of students projected to receive special education services or English Language Learners services were adjusted, some programmatic changes were made that could enhance or decrease the amount a specific school receives, among other adjustments.
Principals, through consultation with their school communities and support by central office, made decisions on how to allocate funds to further the missions of their school and school community. This process began in late December and finished by the end of March. The preliminary school budgets will be submitted to the council with the mayor’s budget. The final, preliminary school-level budgets will be posted on the DCPS website, when the mayor’s budget is submitted.