• 2024-25 Superintendent's Proposed Budget

    Supt. Taylor with a student.

  • Dear School Board Members, 

    As we reflect on a year of significant achievements, I am proud to present the Superintendent's Proposed Budget for FY 2024-25. Crafted with our unwavering commitment to every student's success, this budget aims not only to sustain our current momentum, but also to strategically address some of the pressing needs of our students and educators, especially in the wake of the expiration of one-time federal funding through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds.

    For your consideration, this recommendation includes a county appropriation of $702.6 million, which reflects a proposed increase of $58.3 million. 

    Aligned closely with the WCPSS Strategic Plan, our budget focuses on improving the life prospects of all learners, eliminating barriers to opportunities, and moving our students toward a more equitable future. It underscores our commitment to sustaining current operations and supporting effective programs proven to make a difference. 

    This budget seeks local funding in the following areas: 

  • Student Knowledge and Skills

  • Student Dispositions and Well-Being

  • Operational Effectiveness

  • This proposal is about more than numbers. It represents our shared commitment to a community where every student is empowered to reach their full potential. It reflects our collective determination to sustain the progress we've made, even as we navigate the end of temporary funding sources.

    I look forward to engaging with each of you in detailed discussions to refine our approach and ensure that we are making the most strategic investments in our students' future.

    Thank you for your unwavering commitment to our district's success.


    Dr. Robert P. Taylor



Budget Materials

Budget Timeline

  • March 19 - Superintendent presents proposed budget to school board

    April/May - School board discusses budget proposal and hosts public hearing

    May - Board approves budget proposal

    May 15 - Budget proposal delivered to County Commissioners for consideration

    May/June - County Commissioners consider budget proposal as part of their overall county budget discussions; public hearings held

    June - County Commissioners approve budget to include appropriations for WCPSS