School District Budget Breakdown

Published July 2023

We’re excited to introduce a new feature in our District Dispatch—a School District 197 budget overview. In the spirit of transparency and keeping our community informed about how funds are allocated to support our schools and students, each newsletter will include a budget overview in a particular area—from a breakdown of our district’s financial resources to highlights of key investment areas that enhance educational experiences.

In this issue, we’re highlighting our general fund expenses. Basically, how we spend money. From instructional materials and technology advancements to faculty salaries and facility maintenance, how a school district spends money directly impacts the quality of education and overall student experiences. Here’s a look at our general fund expenses by program type:

We sent out a special-edition budget newsletter last month, and you can find more information about our budget projections for the next three years and the anticipated impact of this year’s legislative session by clicking here for English and here for Spanish.