2020-2021 PTA Budget Timeline NEXT YEAR’S BUDGETING PROCESS STARTS NOW!
We’ve aligned the PTA budget process to coincide with the SPS budget timeline. As a reminder, our expense categories are usually school grants (library, hourly staff, counselor, WITS, supplies, etc.), self-sustaining PTA events (auction, musical, alki-a-thon, etc.), PTA community events (breakfasts, socials, staff appreciation, etc.) and operations (insurance, software subscription, printing fees, etc.).
January – March: Budget Committee forms and starts meeting. Discussions with Committee leads on budget needs and prior year experiences. New budget items open to be proposed by the membership.
January – March: Principal Budget Coffee Chats held periodically to engage in discussions with parents and hear feedback.
January – March: Staff meet and discuss needs and programs.
February: Budget Committee presentation (work-in-process) at General PTA Meeting and minimum grant vote by membership (i.e. $115K to the school).
March: School grants reviewed in detail and proposed by Principal Deese and Building Leadership Team (“BLT”). The PTA school grant funds are combined with the funds received from SPS. Principal Deese and the BLT will propose the spending allocations based on this total combined income. Their process included receiving feedback from staff, students, and parents as well as looking into other funding options (grants).
March: Staff vote on the final budget due to SPS.
March or April: Budget Committee presentation of proposed PTA budget and discussion/vote by membership.
JOIN THE BUDGET COMMITTEE:
Interested in helping us plan for next year? Join the budget committee! Contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org!
BUDGET CHANGES FOR CURRENT YEAR:
The budget is only an estimate of the planned expenditures for the year. When there are additional expenses or a change in an allocated expenditure, the budget may need to be amended by a vote at any regular meeting, or at a special meeting called for that purpose.
BUDGET REQUEST FORM: