The public is an integral part of the budgeting process. Each year, tens of millions of taxpayer dollars go to Springfield Public Schools, and a budget committee consisting of school board members and representative citizens play a vital role in determining how those annual funds are appropriated. You can learn more about the financial side of our operations on the following pages. The budget information will provide you with a general overview of how the district spends its resources, a summary of the budgeting process, as well as resources such as the superintendent’s budget message and the annual budget calendar.
Three types of financial reports are available by selecting the fiscal year below.
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Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR):
These audited financial documents are required to be filed with the state on an annual basis.
Complete Budget Document:
Each spring, the Budget Committee begins work on creating a budget document that estimates how much it will cost Springfield to operate its schools and programs for the next fiscal year. The School Board publishes a summary of the approved budget and announces a public hearing for citizen comment. The budget must be adopted by the School Board no later than June 30, the last day of the old fiscal year. The complete budget document can be reviewed online.
Superintendent's Budget Message:
A summary message from the district superintendent outlining the priorities set forth in that year's budget.