Expenditures

General Fund Expenditures

2016-2017 Re-Adopted Budget

Expenditures: Where does the money go?

Expenditures for the general fund are first allocated by program, which identifies specific activities such as regular education, special education, or maintenance. Within each program, expenditures are further allocated to specific objects, such as salary, purchased services or equipment.

General fund expenditures are grouped into the following major program categories as specified by the Colorado Uniform Chart of Accounts:

  • Instructional Programs and Pupil Support Services comprise 67.84% of the 2016‐2017 budget. These categories include costs for all teachers, counselors, social workers, instructional assistants, classroom supplies, equipment, field trips, support for extracurricular programs and a reserve amount to support instructional programs.
  • General Administration Support Services makes up 1.16% of the budget and includes the expenditures related to the Board of Education, the offices of the Superintendent and Executive Directors of School Sites.
  • School Administration Support Services includes the expenditures of the offices of the school principals and secretaries and accounts for 7.01% of the budget.
  • Business Support Services includes costs related to accounting, payroll, purchasing, warehouse, budgeting, transportation, maintenance, and custodial, representing 12.18% of the budget.
  • Central Support Services includes communications, technology, and human resource management, representing 3.69% of the budget.
  • Community Services & Other Support Services include support for Lincoln Park Stadium. These expenditures are 0.02% of the budget.
  • Transfers to other funds include transfers to Capital Projects, Insurance, Pupil Activity Funds and Charter schools. These expenditures are 8.1% of the budget.

As the following graph illustrates, the District's commitment to instruction, which includes Instructional Programs, Pupil Support Services and School Administration Support Services, accounts for approximately 74.85% of the District's general fund budget.

general fund expenditures

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO GENERAL FUND BUDGET

  • Funds are included for:
    • Academic Interventions
    • Continuing of Intervention Funds
    • Addition of 16.7 positions
    • Continuing to lease 116 mobile computer labs
    • Spending $1,050,000 on building maintenance
    • All employee groups received a 2.6% increase, either through a step increase or a flat percentage
  • The impact of re-adoption to anticipated revenues is an increase of $679,338 over 2015-2016 actual revenues.
  • The impact of re-adoption to anticipated expenditures is an increase of $1,860,843, including transfers to other funds, over 2015-2016 actual expenditures.
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