Budget Planning & Projections
The WPUSD budget must meet criteria and standards of the California Education Code. Section 42122 specifies that school district budgets must show a complete plan and itemized statement of all proposed expenditures and estimated revenues of the school district for the fiscal year. Section 42600 specifies that school districts may not spend more than authorized in the adopted Final Budget as adjusted during the fiscal year.
Because of the manner in which California voters have chosen to fund their public school system, about 90% of our District's revenues come from or through the budget of the State of California. Moreover, all districts are required by statute to have a budget in place by July 1, whether or not the State's budget has been adopted. To meet this requirement, the School Board holds a mandatory public hearing and adopts a District budget by June 30th.