Aug 2022

Replacement education and operations levy planned for February 2023 ballot | Español | Русский | Fóósun Chuuk

August 23rd, 2022|Categories: Bond and levy updates, Budget news, Español, VPS press releases, Русский|

The current education and operations levy, passed by voters in 2019, will expire at the end of 2023.

Jan 2021

2020-21 budget update

January 5th, 2021|Categories: Budget news|

The COVID-19 pandemic is leaving its mark on the district’s budget. There is a potential shortfall of $5 to $7.5 million. Most of the shortfall is due to an enrollment decline of nearly 1,000 students [...]

Feb 2019

VPS projects $14.3 million budget shortfall in 2019-20

February 15th, 2019|Categories: Budget news|

Vancouver Public Schools is anticipating a decline in student enrollment for the 2019-20 school year that will further compound a projected budget shortfall. The district’s enrollment analysis is consistent with projections independently gathered periodically [...]

Jan 2019

VPS budget reductions

January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Budget news, Staff|

Vancouver Public Schools will need to address an $11.44 million budget shortfall forecast for the 2019-20 school year.

Aug 2018

Board adopts 2018-19 budget

August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Budget news|

The board of directors approved Resolution 799 adopting the 2018-19 budget at the Aug. 14 school board meeting. Chief Fiscal Officer Brett Blechschmidt presented key highlights of the budget during a public hearing at the [...]

Apr 2018

2018-19 preliminary budget recommendations

April 26th, 2018|Categories: Budget news|

Superintendent Steve Webb prefaced a presentation on the 2018-19 preliminary budget recommendations at the April 24 school board work session. Said Dr. Webb, "At the March 13 school board work session, Chief Fiscal Officer Brett [...]

Mar 2018

Consensus budget update

March 13th, 2018|Categories: Budget news|

At the March 13 school board work session, Chief Fiscal Officer Brett Blechschmidt presented the 2018-19 consensus budget. The consensus budget is similar to the Senate budget recently presented to the Vancouver Public Schools Board [...]

Jul 2017

2017-18 district budget recommendations

July 18th, 2017|Categories: Budget news|

Chief Fiscal Officer Brett Blechschmidt presented the final budget recommendations for 2017-18 to the Vancouver School District Board of Directors on July 17 following the release of the state consensus budget on June 30. On [...]

May 2017

Preliminary budget analysis

May 25th, 2017|Categories: Budget news|

At the start of a second special legislative session, legislators have yet to produce a consensus budget. While there has been some progress made on a policy framework to address the McCleary decision, it's likely [...]

Apr 2017

VPS receives clean audit report

April 26th, 2017|Categories: Budget news|

Vancouver Public Schools received a clean audit report for the 11th consecutive year. The official audit released by the Washington State Auditor’s Office evaluates the integrity of district financial statements, internal controls and compliance with [...]

Aug 2016

Board meeting: Board adopts 2016-17 budget

August 9th, 2016|Categories: Budget news|

A summary of the 2016-17 budget was presented during a public hearing on Aug. 9. Following the public hearing, the Board of Directors resumed the regular Board meeting and adopted Resolution No. 769 approving the [...]

May 2016

Board meeting: Final budget recommendations

May 31st, 2016|Categories: Budget news|

“We received an updated levy-equalization pivot table from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction recently that has made some small revenue improvements to our 2016-17 budget,” said Superintendent Steve Webb.  “There are some [...]

Apr 2016

Board work session: Preliminary budget recommendations

April 26th, 2016|Categories: Budget news|

Superintendent Steve Webb prefaced preliminary budget recommendations with the following statement to the Board of Directors. “This afternoon, we are presenting a set of preliminary 2016-17 budget recommendations. As we’ve briefed you previously, there is [...]

Aug 2015

Board adopts budget

August 27th, 2015|Categories: Budget news|

The VPS board of directors today unanimously adopted the district's 2015-16 budget. School will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 2, as scheduled. The excellence and equity budget invests 95 percent of new resources in students and [...]

Aug 2015

Budget compromise again fails to gain Board approval

August 27th, 2015|Categories: Budget news|

Board President Mark Stoker brought a revised budget proposal to the board of directors. As recommended by Director Dale Rice, the revised proposal adds an additional six full-time equivalent counselors for secondary schools. This revision [...]

Jul 2015

Superintendent’s budget report

July 2nd, 2015|Categories: Budget news|

Superintendent’s remarks, Board work session: July 2, 2015 In its third special session, the state Legislature presented a final budget, which was approved by Gov. Jay Inslee. The Vancouver Public Schools Board of Directors met for a special [...]

May 2015

Superintendent’s budget report

May 14th, 2015|Categories: Budget news|

Superintendent’s remarks, Board meeting: May 12, 2015 A recommendation for the 2015-16 budget was presented to the Board of Directors during the work session. Superintendent Steve Webb opened with the following remarks. “As you know, we [...]

Jan 2015

Superintendent’s budget report

January 13th, 2015|Categories: Budget news|

Superintendent’s remarks, Board meeting: January 13, 2015 Gov. Inslee released his proposed biennial budget, as required, this past December. The centerpiece of his budget plan is his education funding package, consisting of a $2.3 billion two-year investment [...]

Aug 2014

Superintendent’s budget report

August 12th, 2014|Categories: Budget news|

Superintendent’s remarks, Board meeting: Aug. 12, 2014 Following school board direction at our budget work session on May 13, we’ve prepared the 2014-15 budget. I’m pleased to present this budget, focused on student learning, which [...]

May 2014

Superintendent’s budget report

May 13th, 2014|Categories: Budget news|

Superintendent's remarks, Board meeting: May 13, 2014 We received some positive adjustments to our levy equalization allocation that has enabled us, in part, to direct more support to building administrative and counseling services. We’ve been able [...]

Apr 2014

Superintendent’s budget report

April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Budget news|

Superintendent’s remarks, Board meeting: April 22, 2014 The preliminary budget and strategic investment recommendations will enable VPS to: Further reduce class size by adding 20 certificated positions Maintain restored and enhanced afterschool activity, athletic and fine arts [...]

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