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  • The Budget Advisory Team (BAT) is a diverse group of parents/guardians, staff, students, and community members who represent a wide range of perspectives. The team will review the district’s current and projected budget challenges and the factors that influence school funding and spending. The BAT will work together to develop recommended budget priorities, adjustments, and reductions to present to the School Board in early spring. Budget Advisory Team membership list

    The BAT will hold a series of meetings per the schedule below. Members of the public may convene in the Board Room, Shoreline Center (18560 1st Ave. NE) to watch a live stream of the meetings.

    If you would like to understand more about the current budget and challenges the district is facing, we invite you to view a recorded presentation shared at the October 18 school board meeting and the presentation slides.

    If you have a suggestion that you think the team should consider, please send it to: budget.advteam@ssd412.org


  • Those interested in learning more about school funding in the state may wish to read the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's "Organization and Financing of Washington’s Public Schools," which attempts to make the complex subject of school finance understandable to the general public. It is written for school board members, legislators, educators, and interested citizens. 

Budget Advisory Team Meetings

  • All meetings will be held 4:30 - 6:30 pm.

    Monday, November 7, 2022

    Meeting Agenda:

    • Introductions
    • Anticipated schedule for BAT
    • Norms for committee work
    • Discussion of BAT website documents/resources
    • Budget 101
    • Budget issue as of today
    • Fund balance 101
    • Questions/Collaboration

    November 7 presentation slides


    Monday, November 14, 2022

    Meeting Agenda:

    • Introductions, Agenda, Schedule
    • Engaging Minds, Inspiring Dreams, Empowering Lives – Greetings from Superintendent Reyes
    • Race & Equity Impact Decision-Making Tool
    • Update on Norms Work Underway
    • Revenue 101
    • Expenditures 101
    • Questions/Collaboration
    • Survey Tool/Collaboration

    November 14 presentation slides


    Monday, December 5, 2022


    Monday, January 9, 2023


    Monday, January 23, 2023


    Monday, February 6, 2023


    Monday, February 27, 2023


    Monday, March 6, 2023