Public Notice – Budget Hearing

The development of the budget for fiscal year 2019-20 has been accomplished through the budget process established by the Board of Trustees. As required by Wyoming State Statute, a Public Hearing will be held July 10, 2019 at 7:30p.m. concerning the budget. The hearing will be held in the Board Room at 970 North Glenn Road, Casper, Wyoming. Following the hearing, we will recommend that the budget resolution, along with the revenue and expenditure plans presented in the budget, be approved.

The Board of Trustees oversees the annual budget development process through the Board Budget Committee. The FY20 budget development process began in October 2018 and was accomplished in four phases:

  • Phase I – Preparation (October 2018 – April 2019) – During this phase the BBC and staff prepare for the development of the Conceptual Budget Plan. This includes monitoring state action that will impact funding and analysis of district plans with budgetary impact.
  • Phase II – Conceptual Budget Plan (March 2019 – May 2019) – During this phase Conceptual Budget Plan is developed, reviewed and revised by the BBC.
  • Phase III – Implementation (May 2019 – June 2019) – During this phase the Conceptual Budget Plan is implemented resulting in a detail budget for the next fiscal year. Phase IV – Adoption (June 2019 – July 2019) – During this phase the final draft of the fiscal budget is reviewed, revised and adopted.

The FY20 budget has been developed in alignment to the following priorities:

  • Maintain a focus on student learning and the Districts strategic goals, funding essential functions and services • Achieve operational efficiencies and effectiveness
  • Maintain a competitive compensation package
  • Maintain facilities to avoid the effects of deferred maintenance and ensure safe and secure environments The development process was designed to consider the following major components:
  • Revenue Projections for Fiscal Year 2019-20 including actions of Wyoming State Legislature
  • Projected Student Enrollment for Fiscal Year 2019-20
  • Staffing formulas for Fiscal Year 2019-20
  • Compensation Recommendation – Compact Issues Committee
  • School & Division Budget Allocations
  • District Budgets
  • Board Budgets and Reserves
  • Budgets for other funds

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