Fiscal & Fiduciary Responsibility

  • Goal 7: The district will create and monitor annual budgets that promote each student's academic success while maintaining a responsible and responsive fiscal plan.

    Action Strategy 7A: Create an Annual Budget

    • The Board of Education, in conjunction with the Superintendent, will evaluate the budget priorities list and survey board members when necessary to revise the list.
    • Create annual budgets that are responsive to student needs, have a focus on budget priorities as identified by the Board of Education, and comply with the law.

    Action Strategy 7B: Investigate Revenue Alternatives

    • Investigate and apply for grant opportunities.
    • Utilize guidance from the district facilities plan to develop a plan for a no-tax-increase bond issue.
    • Monitor existing fund balances and develop a plan if necessary to campaign and pass a new district levy.

    Action Strategy 7C: Monitor Student Enrollment and Attendance

    • Ensure that class sizes are consistent with grade-level and program standards as outlined in the Missouri School Improvement Plan (MSIP).
    • Ensure that course offerings and time allotments are appropriate at each grade-level and course as outlined in the Missouri School Improvement Plan (MSIP).
    • Monitor student attendance rates and student attendance incentives.
    • Monitor and respond to legislative actions that have potential negative effects on public school enrollment.

    Action Strategy 7D: Provide Two-way, Reliable, and Representative Communication with All Stakeholders

    • Review district communication plan and methods to provide regular two-way and reliable communication to all stakeholders.
    • Intentionally engage parents/guardians and other stakeholders to create partnerships that support the development and achievement of district students.

    Action Strategy 7E: Engage in Continuous and Innovative Improvement

    • Collect, analyze, and submit appropriate and required data and make data-based decisions.
    • Use an intentional feedback system to improve and refine district performance.