A preliminary analysis of the anticipated revenue and expected budget costs has been conducted. Though it is difficult to predict new technologies or their costs, past expenditures and technology history was used to draft a five-year budget based upon the Plan’s goals and then to compare it to the anticipated revenue.
Revenue and Proposed Expenditures
Entering the 2016-2017 school year there is $12,500,000 available from the 2012-2016 technology levy. The 2017-2022 collections will be approximately $55,000,000, starting with $8,000,000 in the 2016-17 school year and increasing by $500,000 each year to 2021-2022, for a total of $55,500,000. The total available revenue is about $68,000,000 through the 2021-2022 school year including the current $12,500,000.
A set of draft expenditures over the first five-years of six year levy was developed to examine if it was possible to meet the district’s vision and goals and create a supportable modernization cycle. The draft expenditures categories included instructional technology, infrastructure, contingency, administration, and salaries. The analysis showed that the Levy, along with judicious use of appropriate General Funds, will be able to support the plan.