Expenditure SummaryGeneral Fund Expenditures

2020-21 Adopted Budget

Expenditures: Where does the money go?

Expenditures for the general fund are first allocated by program, which identifies specific activities such as regular education, special education, or maintenance. Within each program, expenditures are further allocated to specific objects, such as salary, purchased services or equipment.

General fund expenditures are grouped into the following major program categories as specified by the Colorado Uniform Chart of Accounts:

  • Instructional Programs and Pupil Support Services comprise 68.54% of the 2020-21 budget. These categories include costs for all teachers, counselors, social workers, instructional assistants, classroom supplies, equipment, field trips, support for extracurricular programs and a reserve amount to support instructional programs.
  • General Administration Support Services makes up 1.46% of the budget and includes the expenditures related to the Board of Education, the offices of the Superintendent and Directors of School Sites.
  • School Administration Support Services includes the expenditures of the offices of the school principals and secretaries and accounts for 7.86% of the budget.
  • Business Support Services includes costs related to accounting, payroll, purchasing, warehouse, budgeting, transportation, maintenance, and custodial, representing 12.65% of the budget.
  • Central Support Services includes communications, technology, and human resource management, representing 3.47% of the budget.
  • Community Services & Other Support Services include support for community partners. These expenditures are 0.15% of the budget.
  • Transfers to other funds include transfers to Capital Projects, Insurance, Pupil Activity Funds and Charter schools, as well as transfers from 2017 Mill Levy Override. These expenditures are 5.88% of the budget.

As the following graph illustrates, the District's commitment to instruction, which includes Instructional Programs, Pupil Support Services and School Administration Support Services, accounts for approximately 76.4% of the District's general fund budget.



  • The impact of adoption to anticipated revenues is an decrease of $6,418,52 over 2019-2020 anticipated revenues.
  • Per pupil revenue for 2020-2021 decreased nearly 5% from prior year due to COVID impacts to the states economy.
  • The impact of adoption to anticipated expenditures is an decreased of $5,541,071 including transfers to other funds, over 2019-2020 anticipated expenditures.
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