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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, forms a Funding Request that is presented to the School Board (scheduled for 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 (typically in February; date TBD), 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.

View the full 2018-19 Budget Preparation Calendar »

We especially encourage attendance at the following budget-centered meetings:

  • Thursday, January 18 | Superintendent of Schools presents Funding Request
  • Tuesday, January 30 | School Board hosts Public Hearing on School Budget
  • Thursday, February 8 | School Board adopts Funding Request
  • Friday, February 16* | County Executive presents Recommended Budget
  • Tuesday, February 20* | Board of Supervisors (BOS) hosts Public Hearing on Calendar Year (CY) 18 Tax Rate and County Budget
  • Monday, March 5* | BOS finalizes Tax Rate for advertisement and Proposed Budget
  • Tuesday, April 10* | BOS hosts Public Hearing on CY 18 Tax Rate and Proposed Budget
  • Tuesday, April 17* | BOS sets Tax Rate and adopts Budget
  • Thursday, April 26 | School Board adopts Budget

*These meetings are scheduled by the Board of Supervisors and are subject to change. Visit the County's FY 19 Budget web page »

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. Learn more about our key advisory groups »

Contact Us

Contact the Albemarle County School Board:

Contact the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors:

If you have questions about the Budget Preparation Calendar, please contact the Office of the School Board at 434-972-4055. Please direct all other inquiries to the Department of Operations at 434-296-5877.

Budget Survey Now Open!

Albemarle County Public Schools is beginning to develop the 2018-19 Superintendent's Funding Request. As we embark on this budget development process, community input is of great importance to us.

The 2018-19 Budget Survey is 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 information that we collect will be used to inform the 2018-19 budget proposal from the Superintendent.

Take the survey

Survey deadline extended! The survey will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 17, 2017.

Budget Presentations

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

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

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