A Guide to Pullman Public Schools Budget

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Pullman School District Community Members:

Our commitment to excellence in serving the students of our district, visible in all that we do, is made possible through sound financial planning. Good stewardship of public funds requires transparency, accountability, and efficiency in the district’s finances. Together, the families, employees, and taxpayers of the Pullman School District have established a solid foundation for the district, and for the children who are the future leaders of our community.

Recently, State legislative changes have impacted several school district fiscal management areas including accounting, reporting, enrichment levies, and bargaining that each school district must address. In the midst of these changes, our goal is to continue on the path of progress, sound business practices, and financial sustainability. Most importantly, we will continue to prioritize resources based on what is needed for the success of our students.

Our budget is prepared through a thorough process that includes a full review of previous fiscal year expenditures, current year budget, current year projections, meetings with each budget administrator, and an analysis of changes from this year’s legislative session. Effective with the 2019-20 school year, a new separate accounting of state and local revenues, and local revenues relative to expenditures is required. The guide (above) provides descriptions and definitions of budget information to promote understanding of the district’s annual budget and the expenditures and revenues comprised within it.

Thank you for taking the time to review this information and for your continued support, involvement, and passion for making Pullman School District the best school district for our students. Should you have any questions about the information contained in the budget, do not hesitate to contact me.

Diane Hodge
Finance Director
[email protected]