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2018-19 Budget Development

Budget Development Process

The development cycle for the 2018-19 budget began in August 2017 and ends in April 2018. The process, which includes gathering input from numerous stakeholder groups in the school system and community, takes place in the following sequence:

  1. The Superintendent of Schools, taking into consideration stakeholder feedback and alignment to our strategic plan priorities, forms a Funding Request that is presented to the School Board (January 18, 2018).
  2. The School Board reviews the Superintendent's Funding Request during a series of budget work sessions and a public hearing and then makes its own adjustments to the spending plan.
  3. A School Board Funding Request is presented to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors (March 1, 2018), who make the final decision regarding the amount of revenue to be allocated to the school division.
  4. Finally, the School Board makes any necessary or desired changes and adopts a final budget.

Note: A complete archive of relevant budget documents, reports and presentations is maintained on the Historical Budget Documents web page.

Mark Your Calendar

We welcome Albemarle County students, parents, employees, and community members to participate in the budget development process by attending School Board meetings. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings take place in the Albemarle County Office Building at 401 McIntire Road in Charlottesville.

Public Comment at Meetings

Public comment is accepted during Regular School Board Meetings and Regular Work Sessions. Special Work Sessions are open to the public; however, they do not offer the opportunity for public comment.

Review the guidelines regarding public comment »

Key Advisory Groups

Stakeholder feedback is an essential part of the budget process. In addition to community feedback received through online surveys and town hall meetings, multiple advisory groups provide budget input.

Albemarle County Public Schools would like to acknowledge the following groups for their invaluable contribution to the 2018-19 budget development process:

  • Classified Employee Advisory Committee
  • County Student Advisory Council
  • Parent Council
  • School Health Advisory Board
  • Special Education Advisory Committee
  • Superintendent's Advisory Council
  • Teacher Advisory Committee

Learn more about our key advisory groups »

For Your Reference

Web Pages

School Division's 2017-18 Budget Development

Albemarle County FY 18 Adopted Budget

Albemarle County Office of Management & Budget (FY 19 Budget)


School Board's 2017-18 Adopted Budget

Albemarle County FY 18 Adopted Budget

Questions & Comments

For quick questions on budget book format, where to find content, etc., or for more in-depth questions that will result in a formal written response and sharing with School Board members, please contact:

Rosalyn Schmitt, Director of Planning and Budget

If you have questions about the Budget Preparation Calendar, please contact:

Office of the School Board

Board Contacts

Albemarle County School Board:

Albemarle County Board of Supervisors:

Budget Book​

School Board's Adopted Budget - Combined (Apr. 26, 2018)

School Board's Funding Request - Combined (Feb. 8, 2018)

Superintendent's Funding Request - Combined (Jan. 18, 2018)

Budget Presentations

School Board's Funding Request
(Mar. 1, 2018)

Budget Work Session #2 (Jan. 25, 2018)

  • Instructional Departments
  • Social, Emotional and Academic Development (SEAD)
  • "Sustaining" Initiatives
  • "Advancing" Initiatives

Budget Work Session #1 (Jan. 23, 2018)

  • Budget Overview
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Growth
  • Special Education (SPED)
  • English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL)
  • Learning Engineering, Access, and Design (LEAD)
  • Operational Departments

Superintendent's Funding Request
(Jan. 18, 2018)

Five-Year Financial Forecast, FY 19-23
(Nov. 8, 2017)

2018-19 Budget Survey

Between November 17 and December 17, more than 2,200 community members took our budget survey. Thank you to everyone who participated!

The 2018-19 Budget Survey was designed to help the school division understand how well we have communicated the annual budget process to our community and to determine the degree to which our community members support various system initiatives. The input that we collected will be used to inform the 2018-19 budget development process.

View the 2018-19 Budget Survey results »

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