2021-22 Proposed School Budget Information

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    To see the results of the May 18 vote, click here.

     

  • The Gates Chili Board of Education adopted a proposed spending plan for the 2021-22 school year of $117,882,045 at its April 20 meeting. Under the plan, the overall spending would increase by $4,457,732, a 3.93% increase over the 2020-21 budget. The proposed tax levy increase is 2.04%, which is lower than the 2020-21 tax levy increase of 2.38%.

    Below you will find more information and resources about the budget, including a video series new this year, which breaks down different aspects of the budget on a weekly basis.

     

MAY 5 PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING

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A Bit of Budget Video Series

  • This budget season, Assistant Superintendent for Business Dr. Mitchell Ball will be breaking down all things budget in a new video series called "A Bit of Budget with Dr. Ball!"

     

WEEK 1: WHAT ARE WE FUNDING?

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WEEK 2: THE COST OF WHAT WE'RE FUNDING

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week 3: where does the money come from?

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week 4: where does the money come from? part 2

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week 5: bus purchases

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week 6: what's on the ballot?

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Budget Ambassadors

  • The Gates Chili Budget Ambassador program wrapped up on March 16 after a fruitful first year in the district. The group of 11 ambassadors met with Superintendent Christopher Dailey, Assistant Superintendent for Business Dr. Mitchell Ball, District Treasurer Sally Sanford and Payroll/Benefits Manager and Budget Analyst Anna Lamb for two three-hour sessions. Each session, participants engaged in discussion on the budget development process and where funds are generated and allocated in the budget each year. Budget Ambassadors learned about the making of a school budget, as well as the district’s overall fiscal health and outlook. The group asked poignant questions during the presentations and provided valuable insight and feedback.