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Saint Paul Public Schools, District 625
360 Colborne Street
Saint Paul
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About this project

Background:

The purpose of this project is to execute a process ending with a balanced FY25 budget that has been developed based on SPPS Achieves identified focus areas as well as student needs, community values, known constraints/influences and sound financial decision-making.

As part of SPPS Achieves, we are committed to making budget decisions that are based on data and reflect our community’s values. This work is especially important now because of the ending of COVID relief funding (ESSER/ARP) and the impact this will have on district budget decisions. As a result, we want to be sure the FY25 budget process is managed with integrity and is clear to all stakeholders.

Monthly Updates

SPPS central office departments received their budgets this week for the next fiscal year. On average, these departments’ budgets will decrease by 13%-30%, with some departments reducing by 50% or more. These reductions include American Rescue Plan (ARP) cuts and additional cuts beyond ARP.

Read More about April 24, 2024

At this time, SPPS has $19.7 million left to reduce to reach a balanced budget for fiscal year 2025 (FY25). The district may use some of its remaining fund balance to fill this budget gap. The FY25 budget has to be approved by the Board of Education in June.

Read More about April 4, 2024

Reducing costs by eliminating or downsizing programs is a difficult but necessary process when faced with a budget shortfall of this size. The decisions up to this point have been made with many voices at the table and many hours of discussion and analysis. A summary of some of the reductions is available in the March 2024 update. 

Read More about March 2024

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