Milwaukee Public Schools

FY14 Budget Calendar
Date(s)ActionResponsibility
*Date subject to change by Chair of the Committee.
Adopted January 3, 2013
November 14 and 28 and December 5, 2012Administration talks with principals from each region to discuss FY14 budget and review process.Administration
December 3, 2012-February 1, 2013Superintendent reviews new departmental requests and applicable supporting data and decides the individual allocation for each department based on the needs of the school district.Administration
January 3, 2013Special Board meeting to discuss and take action on the budget calendar and parameters of the FY14 budget, including projected enrollment, revenue projections, school allocations, and centralization issues.Board
January 4, 2013FY14 budget timeline released.Budget
January 7, 2013Schools notify parents, students, staff, school communities, and Board members of the dates when their respective school governance councils will meet on FY14 budget matters.Schools
January 9, 2013School allocations, budget forms, and instructions provided to principals.Budget
January 10-February 8, 2013Schools review school-improvement plans and use them in forming budget development.Schools
January 14, 2013Online budget presentation for school governance councils posted on the Portal.Budget
January 14-January 25, 2013Online survey to solicit parental and community input into the development of the FY14 budget available on the MPS portal.Administration
February 1, 2013All schools complete on-line preparation of their proposed FY14 budgets and submit budget-request documents.Schools
February 7, 2013
February 14, 2013
Committee on Strategic Planning and Budget reviews budget issues as identified by Board of School Directors and Administration.Board, Administration
February 11-27, 2013The school communities will present their budgets to a review committee that will be chaired by the Regional Director of School Support; the committee resolves problem areas, and Human Resources begins the FY14 staffing process. Schools work with governance councils regarding any needed changes.Administration
February 11-March 8, 2013Departments prepare budgets and narratives.Departments
February 28-April 19, 2013Budget compiles budgets and analyses.Administration
March 1, 2013Schools submit governance council signatures for proposed budgets.Schools
March 7, 2013Committee on Strategic Planning and Budget meets on FY14 budget process.Board
March 11-March 22, 2013The Chiefs will present their budgets to a review committee that will be chaired by the Superintendent; the committee resolves problem areas.Departments, Administration
April 23, 2013Proposed FY14 budget documents released.Budget
April 30, 2013Proposed budget parent companion guide and budget overview webinar released.Budget
April 30, 2013*Committee on Strategic Planning and Budget meets on proposed FY14 budget and hears public testimony.Board
May 2, 2013*Board members submit proposed amendments to Office of Board Governance by noon.Budget, Board Governance
May 7, 2013*Committee on Strategic Planning and Budget reviews the proposed budget and hears public input (if requested).Administration, Board
May 8, 2013Proposed budget and public hearing notice published in newspaper.Budget, Board Governance
May 16, 2013*Committee on Strategic Planning and Budget reviews the proposed FY14 budget, hears public testimony, takes action on proposed amendments, and recommends budget to Board.Board
May 21, 2013*Statutory public hearing on the proposed FY14 budget.Board
May 28, 2013Board members submit proposed amendments to Office of Board Governance by noon.Budget, Board Governance
June 11, 2013*Special Board meeting to consider proposed amendments and to take action on the FY14 budget.Board
June 12-14, 2013*Schools work with governance councils on any changes needed to their budgets and inform Budget staff.Schools
June 2013Board Clerk transmits FY14 budget to Common Council.Board Governance
October 24, 2013*Board finalizes FY14 budget and transmits any changes to Common Council.Board