District Budget Advisory Committee
Welcome to the Lafayette Schools’ District Budget Advisory Committee webpage - a resource for understanding the work of the DBAC, a committee made up of teachers, classified staff, parents, administrators, and Governing Board representatives. The DBAC is focused on making recommendations to the Governing Board for the 24-25 District budget.
For the 24-25 school year, the District Budget Advisory Committee is working to create a list of at $1.2M in options for reducing spending or increasing revenue, in anticipation of the Board’s approval of at least $600,000 in reductions to be approved in May, 2024.
There are a number of reasons for these recommendations:
- State funding for public education in Lafayette continues to be inadequate.
- For the 24-25 school year, LAFSD will receive only a 0.76% Cost of Living Increase from the state; this is significantly lower than previous recommended projections.
- Ongoing inflation means that the District will continue to see cost increases, with little new revenue to cover these costs.
Currently, we are asking for ideas from staff and our community about possible savings or new revenue for the 24-25 school year. Here is a link to a survey that you can use to submit a suggestion.
You can also view a recording of our February 8, 2024 Budget Town Hall here.
On this webpage, you will find:
Here is a high-level timeline of our budget input decision-making process: