Fiscal Year 2018
RPS invites stakeholders to engage in FY18 budget discussions
As it begins developing its budget for fiscal year 2018, Richmond Public Schools (RPS) is providing multiple opportunities for the community to share its input.
“We’re committed to giving our community a voice in the budget decision-making process,” said Dr. Dana T. Bedden, school superintendent. “By sharing their priorities, our community will help us create a budget that provides all students the highest quality education and ensures we are good stewards of the community’s investment.”
Bedden will present the FY18 Superintendent’s Estimate of Needs (SEoN) during the Richmond City School Board meeting, scheduled Monday, December 5, in the School Board room located on the 17th floor of City Hall. The presentation is intended to provide guidance and insight to the School Board as they work to develop a budget proposal to submit on behalf of the district.
To engage the community in the decision-making process, the district will launch its annual Community Perspectives Survey on Tuesday, December 6. This survey asks questions about the district’s budget as well as other aspects that could impact decision making. Those who have a current email address on file with the district will receive a personal invitation and link when the survey launches. If not, stakeholders can take the survey by visiting YourVoice from the district’s webpage. The survey will be open through Monday, January 9.
Additionally, stakeholders are encouraged to share budget questions, comments and concerns through the district’s online communications solution, Let’s Talk! Available at rvaschools.net community members can access Let’s Talk! 24 hours a day, seven days. They may choose to remain anonymous or leave their contact information for a personal response. Each submission will be read and addressed by district leadership.