School Board Budgets

The Budgeting Process in Portsmouth Public Schools

This page is designed to provide the community with an overview of Portsmouth Public Schools’ financial operations. Schools and administrative operations are funded by a fiscal year budget which is in effect from July 1 through June 30 of the following year. Each year the development of a fiscal year budget is roughly a five-month process. Here's a summary of major steps along the way:

Step 1: The process begins with the Superintendent’s Estimate of Needs (SEON) which is presented to the School Board in February.

Step 2: The School Board then considers the SEON, makes modifications, if necessary, and adopts a budget proposal in March. It is then provided to the City Manager for review.

Step 3: The City Manager and City staff review the School Board’s adopted budget proposal and develop a combined city-schools operating budget proposal in late March that is presented to City Council for consideration.

Step 4: City Council deliberates on the City Manager’s proposal with the goal of adopting a combined city-schools operating budget in May.

Step 5:  In mid-to-late May the School Board adopts a final operating budget based on any changes in funding approved by City Council.

FY 2018-19 Superintendent's Estimate of Needs (SEON)

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FY-2018-19 Proposed Operating Budget

The Proposed Operating Budget for FY-2018-19 is under development now. In developing the proposal, school division leaders consider input received through community surveys, a public hearing, and requests from employee groups, among many others.

FY 2017-18 School Board Adopted Budget

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FY 2017-18 School Board Proposed Budget

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FY 2017-18 Superintendent's Estimate of Needs

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Background Material

Five Year Strategic Plan