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FY25 Budget Development Schedule

The Worcester Public Schools Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) Budget Development Schedule is as follows:

October 1, 2023: Student Enrollment based on this date will be used as the basis of next year’s funding.

November 27, 2023: Initial budget planning estimates are determined using enrollment and cost center data.

December 16, 2023: The Facilities Department prepares the building assessment updates to the five-year building plan.

January 24, 2024: Governor’s Proposed State Budget is released to the public.

January 30, 2024: Individual school-based resource allocation meetings begin.  Individual Site Council meetings to review school resource allocation requests completed by this date. (School Committee vote 10/21/21.)

February 1, 2024: The Superintendent provides a Preliminary Budget presentation to the School Committee.

February 18, 2024: Capital equipment plans are developed.

February 27, 2024: Administration Budget Presentation to Worcester Equity Roundtable.

March 5, 2024: Administration Budget Presentation to Superintendent’s Teacher Advisory Committee

March 7, 2024: District-level resource allocation meetings begin.

March 7, 2024: Administration Budget Presentation to Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee.

March 13, 2024: Administration Budget Presentation to Family and Community Engagement Roundtable.

March 22, 2024 (this date is subject to change.): Projects submitted to Massachusetts School Building Authority for Accelerated Repair Projects.

March 27, 2024 (this date is subject to change.): Administration Budget Presentation to Citywide Parent Planning Advisory Committee.

April 12, 2024 (expected date): Massachusetts House Ways and Means Budget released to the public.

April 21, 2024: Worcester Public Schools submits budget information to the City of Worcester.

April 26, 2024 (this date is subject to change.): Projects submitted to Massachusetts School Building Authority for Major Renovation or Repair Projects

May 2, 2024: Superintendent's Overview to School Committee of Budget Prioritization Items

May 10, 2024: Superintendent’s Annual Budget Recommendations released

May 15, 2024 (expected date): Senate Ways and Means Budget released to the public.

May, 2024 (this date is subject to change): Joint Meeting of City Council Education Committee and School Committee Finance and Operations Committee.

May 20, 2024 : School Committee Holds Public Budget Hearing.

June 4, 2024 (expected date): Budget Session with the Worcester City Council.

June 6, 2024: School Committee Budget Session. (4:00-6:00 pm, Worcester City Hall)

June 20, 2024: School Committee Budget Session. (4:00-6:00 pm, Worcester City Hall)

June 30, 2024 (expected date): Final State Budget adopted.

July 1, 2024: First day of fiscal year 2025.

July 19, 2024: Final adjustments to the FY24 fiscal year; FY25 budget loaded into the city financial system.

July 20, 2024: Adjustments to budget based on final state budget submitted to School Committee as necessary.

Reference: School Committee Policy DBC, Budget Deadlines and Schedules.