2020-2021 Budget Development
Levy limitations and a drop in enrollment will result in a budget deficit projected to be about 5%, or between $12-$15 million, for Renton Schools in the 2020-2021 school year. This will require us to make tough, strategic decisions to balance expenditures while delivering an educational program reflective of our core values of Service, Excellence, and Equity.
Every year we must make decisions about how to allocate our resources to best serve students. As we prepare the 2020-2021 school year, we are projecting a reduction of nearly $15 million in revenue due to a significant change in the education funding formula in Washington state, coupled with a drop in student enrollment. This means our district faces very difficult budgeting decisions unlike any we’ve experienced in more than a decade.
Input from our students, families, staff and community is one of many considerations that will help the School Board make informed decisions on the budget.
Community Budget Presentations
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Hazen High cafeteria, 1101 Hoquiam Ave NE, Renton
Lindbergh High cafeteria, 16426 128th Ave SE, Renton
Renton High commons, 400 S 2nd Street, Renton