Engage on the 2017-2018 Budget

Engage in the budget conversations happening at your school
There are many opportunities for families, residents of Minneapolis, and staff members to get involved in the budget process.

  • Attend a community wide meeting at your child’s school. School principals will be looking for input regarding what staff, families, and students believe should be the priorities of the school. All school priorities should help us to meet the goals outlined in the district’s strategic plan, Acceleration 2020. Ramsey's budget discussion will take place during the Site Council meeting, Tuesday, March 7, from 5 - 6 pm in the Ramsey Media Center.
  • Provide input into individual schools’ budgets by attending Site Council meetings. See the MPS website to learn more about the role of site councils in the budgeting process.
  • Volunteer to be on your school's Site Council.
  • Talk with your principal.
  • Ask questions about the budget process.
  • Share your feedback on the budget process. Don’t forget to list your name and contact information if you’d like someone to follow up with you.
  • Go to school board meetings or present your comments during the public comment portion of the school board meetings. Learn more about school board meetings here

Learn more about the budget process
Whether you are a community member, parent, staff member, or student, we’d love to have you learn more about the budget process. View this video to learn more about how our budgets are developed. Videos in Hmong, Somali and Spanish are located in links below.

Share your thoughts
Have thoughts about the MPS budget? Feel free to share your insights here.
Tentative Timeline for 2017-18:
  • March — Principals engage about priorities and share budget decisions with school community
  • March 1 — Allocations are sent out to schools and departments
  • March 1-24 —  Budget tie-out files are completed by schools and departments
  • March 24-30 —  Budget tie-out files approved by Finance and Human Resources
  • April-May —  Final budget work completed including the Interview and Select process for teachers
  • May 23 — Budget is presented to Board
  • June 6 — Board votes on Budget adoption