A district's annual budget is tangible evidence of the board's commitment toward fulfilling the aims and objectives of the instructional program. The budget expresses in specific terms the services to be provided, consistent with immediate and long-range goals and resources available and establishes priorities within broad program areas such as basic education, other separately funded programs and support services.
Prior to presentation of the proposed budget for adoption, the superintendent shall prepare for the board's study and consideration appropriate documentation supporting his/her recommendations, which shall be designed to meet the needs of students within the limits of anticipated revenues consistent with reasonable management practices.
Program planning and budget development shall provide for staff participation and the sharing of information with patrons prior to action by the board.
Current practice codified 1988
RCW 28A.65, generally
WAC 392-123, generally