February 27, 2015
The Methow Valley School District Budget Development Process has been designed to promote an inclusive and transparent process that encourages broad stakeholder participation into the development of a balanced budget that strategically aligns our limited resources with the district’s Strategic Vision.
Somewhat recently, the Methow Valley School District produced a draft of its newly revised Strategic Vision document [PDF]. This document, built upon the feedback provided by students, parents, community members, and staff, outlines a clear vision, set of core beliefs, and learner outcomes. It also includes Six Strategic Anchors – Areas of focus, aligned to our vision, values, and outcomes that drive action!
In addition to reviewing the Methow Valley School District Strategic Vision document, we’d like to encourage your participation in the Methow Valley School District Budget Development Process by submitting your budget enhancement and budget reduction ideas for consideration.
The Methow Valley School District has an annual budget of approximately 7 million dollars. Like many districts across the state and nation, roughly 83% of the operating budget is spent on staff salary and benefits. With a goal of maintaining another 5-7% in reserve for unforeseen and unplanned expenditures, our district allocates approximately 10-12% in the design and implementation of educational programming.
Participate in the Process:
We want to hear from you… Please submit your ideas about what we should consider reducing or eliminating in support of budget savings. Also, please share your ideas as to what we should enhance or initiate as part of our planned investments for the 2015-16 school year.
The ideas you submit will be given careful consideration as we work to build a balanced budget that strategically aligns our allocation of resources with our short-term and long-range priorities for action.
You can download the 2014-2015 Budget – Community Request Form below. Completed forms can be mailed or dropped off at the district office. All request received no later than Wednesday, March 18th will be given consideration.
We heard you! Changes are coming! Using your feedback, MVSD will be refreshing it's website this spring.