FY24 Budget

The Slate Valley school board members, district administration, along with all faculty and staff want to thank the community for supporting this year's budget.

Everyone at Slate Valley works hard at advocating for each student, and knowing the community supports this important work is immensely appreciated.

February 27th Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Budget Discussion

Annual Meeting Budget Presentation

Slate Valley Annual Meeting Budget Presentation

Vote

Resources

Vote March 7th

Tax Rate Chart and Info

ThoughtExchange:

Platform for Community Input

October ThoughtExchange Summary: As we plan for the next academic year in relation to the school budget, what are the most important things our district needs to think about in order to support all students?

December ThoughtExchange Summary: Attached is the projected Slate Valley Unified School FY24 budget that was presented to the district school board on Monday, December 19th. After viewing the attached presentation and recorded meeting, what thoughts or questions do you have as we continue to proceed with the budget process?

Warning

FY24 Budget In the News

Lakes Region Free Press: Education in the Slate Valley - November 18, 2022 page 4
"How is inflation impacting our school district?"

Lakes Region Free Press: Education in the Slate Valley - December 9, 2022 page 9
"How has the lack of social services in the community and increased need affected Slate Valley Schools in recent years?"

Lakes Region Free Press: Education in the Slate Valley - December 16, 2022 page 3
"How is a school budget developed in Slate Valley?"

Rutland Herald - December 23, 2023
"Slate Valley wants to hear from voters on spending following a run of budget defeats"

Lakes Region Free Press: - December 30, 2022 page 4
"Slate Valley Unified Union School District presents FY24 budget"

Lakes Region Free Press: - January 13, 2023 page 2
"How will the public be engaged in regard to the upcoming Slate Valley School District budget vote?"

Lakes Region Free Press: - February 3, 2023 page 4
"What direct impact does the Slate Valley school budget passing have on the community? Essentially, what is in it for me?"

We  Asked, You Responded, We Listened

Slate Valley Budget Development Guide

What We Do (Mission):
We are dedicated to the academic excellence of every student by empowering them with the means for the successful completion of standards, and by challenging them to be productive members of our global society. We are committed to a comprehensive system of support to ensure each student has the opportunity to develop the skills and talents necessary for college and career readiness.

Where We Want to Be (Vision):
All students are engaged in academically-rigorous, real, hands-on, individualized learning that is supported or accelerated to ensure that they meet or exceed standards.

What We Believe In:

  • In providing for the holistic education of every child so that they feel connected, safe, and respected in order to ensure student achievement.

  • In providing a challenging and engaging atmosphere in which all members of the school community can learn and grow.

  • In providing opportunities for inquiry, research, global collaboration, and communication through hands-on learning.

  • In providing varied, rich, and personalized opportunities for learning.

  • In providing experiences to develop critical thinking skills that allow students to become engaged participants in their school communities and beyond.

What We Want to Accomplish:
GOALS

  1. Develop College and Career Readiness by ensuring equal access to academically-rigorous curriculum and instruction, closely monitoring individual student progress, and attending to the social and emotional needs of all students

  2. Establish Community Engagement, Service, and Partnerships by providing valuable, relevant, engaging and inclusive learning experiences for a global economy

  3. Proactively Manage Productive School Environments continuing fiscal accountability for operational efficiencies and the alignment of human, financial, and physical resources throughout the District

  4. Maintain a focus on recruiting, developing, and retaining exemplary educators and leveraging their expertise throughout the district.

Background:
In Slate Valley we continue to be committed to a transparent and equitable budget process.  We look for ways to improve our transparency each year with an eye towards our district priorities of Community Engagement, College/Career Readiness, Staff Retention/Recruitment, and Fiscal Accountability.  We want to ensure that all of our students have access to appropriate resources. 

Additionally, as a result of the pandemic schools have been faced with unprecedented challenges in the areas of attendance, learning recovery, infrastructure needs and staff retention.  Schools have received federal funding to deal with these challenges in the short term.  In Slate Valley we received approximately $7.27 million over 3 years to deal with urgent issues. Grant funding is coming to end, or decreasing, and many of the academic and behavioral intervention supports for students will be impacted.

View the complete FY24 Budget Development Guide.