Budget Terms

  • Saint Paul Public Schools uses terminology that may not be common knowledge for the average taxpayer. Below are several terms to know. 

Budget Categories

  • Schools
    Refers to all budgets for school sites in SPPS


    School Service Support
    Refers to program budgets that provide direct support services to schools (ex: Transportation, MLL, Special Education, Student Placement Center)


    Districtwide Support
    Refers to program budgets that provide support to all areas of the District (ex: Operations, Human Resources, Employee Benefits, Technology Services)


    Refers to program budgets necessary to support governance, policy and staff support to the Superintendent (ex: Board of Education, Superintendent, Legal Counsel)