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Budget Book & Fiscal Facts

The budget development process begins in January with the Governor's proposed budget. At that time, District goals and priorities are revised and established. In March, with the Second Interim Financial Report as a springboard, advisory groups and administrators review the budget and provide input. Budget updates are presented at subsequent Board meetings for further input and discussion by the Board and general public. The proposed budget is brought to the Board of Education in June for discussion and public hearing before being approved by the Board no later than June 30.

Each year the Board adopts a calendar for development of the budget for the subsequent fiscal year. The budget development calendar provides for all actions that must be taken to meet legal deadlines and those actions that need to be taken to prepare the Board for final adoption of the budget.

The District welcomes input and suggestions into the process via Let's Talk.

Budget Development/Financial Reporting/Calendar

The 2020-21 Budget

June 2020

2020-21 Budget Hearing and Adoption

June 2020

Budget Act (Governor signed the 2020-21 State budget into law.)

August 2020

County Controller-Treasurer Property Tax Projection Update

September 2020

2020-21 First Budget Revision

December 2020

2020-21 First Interim Report

December 2020

County Controller-Treasurer Property Tax Projection Update

January 2021

Governors' 2020-21 State and K-12 Budget Proposals

February 2021

County Controller-Treasurer Property Tax Projection Update

February 2021

2020-21 Second Interim Report

May 2021

Governor's May Revision

May 2021

County Controller-Treasurer Property Tax Projection Update

June 2021

2021-22 Budget Hearing and Adoption of PAUSD

June 2021

Budget Act (Governor signs the 2021-22 State budget into law.)

Budget Book

 

Fiscal Facts

The Palo Alto Unified School District prepares its financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles annually and has them audited by a state licensed independent audit firm. You may download a copy of the Audit Report below.

Audit Reports

Budget Reports