District Budget Information
KSDE School Finance Link
Welcome to Belle Plaine School District's Budget Information Site. The goal is to make budget information readily available so that you can understand more about the fiscal management of your school district. The Belle Plaine School District's intent is to provide you with accurate information that is helpful and timely. While all districts face financial challenges as state funding for public education has been reduced over the past several years, work continues at the local level to ensure that all students perform at a high level of academic achievement. Our goal remains the same--to provide a rigorous curriculum for students that enable them to achieve their future goals within a fiscally responsible budget.
Budget at a Glance
The Budget at a Glance document gives a snapshot view of the district's budget. It provides a summary of expenditures and revenues in this year's adopted budget with comparative data for the two previous years. It shows several graphs that break down the expenditures by function and fund for the last three school years. Function tells what group expenditures cover i.e. 1000 equals students, 2100 equals support staff, 2400 administration and 2600 maintenance. Funds determine which category monies can be expended for i.e. General and Supplemental General expenses for instruction, Capital Outlay expenses for equipment and building upkeep, Special Education, Food Service and Vocational Education are just a few of the funds. It also includes information on enrollment, assessed valuations, mil rates and bond indebtedness.
Form 150 is the calculation page for the estimated legal maximum general fund budget. The form shows how the school finance formula applies various enrollment adjustments (weightings) to the district's estimated full-time equivalency (FTE) student enrollment.
The budget Profile for USD 357 is provided for patron view as a supplement to the district budget. It contains general information about the district as well as summary information required by the Kansas State Department of Education. It contains the current estimated budget for revenue and expenditures plus the previous two years of actual revenue and expenditures.