Board action on October 29 authorized adjustments to FY14 budgets as requested by the administration. This includes “3rd Friday” adjustments requested by schools, carryover of surpluses and deficits, and position changes. School leaders, Central Services Chiefs and other staff with responsibility for managing budgets are encouraged to verify that expected changes have been made to the FY14 budget.
Schools will also notice that annual optional service amounts have been recorded as expenditures (for examples: music lessons and Charter-school yellow bus cost).
The revised 2013-14 Financial Tools Handbook will guide you in monitoring and managing school funds in addition to providing information on other related activities.The expanded handbook is meant to be a tool you can access online anytime and use all year to find practical information and useful answers.
General Finance Information
These documents provide the basic information needed for your daily budgetary needs
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