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The district is preparing the 2023 Annual Budget for constituent review and school board approval. Funding supports our learning community and ensures that students, staff, and families receive the support necessary for the 2023-24 school year. This is an annual process, and the dates below are when our school community can hear more specific information and hear from administrators and school board members about how we will continue vital programs and services as we manage through declining enrollment.

  • May 18: Presentation to the board
  • August 3: Full budget review
  • August 17: Board vote

Additional Timing Information

Policy 6000 Budget Preparation requires notice and conduct of a budget hearing before approval. A proposed budget must be available to the public by July 10. The annual budget must be adopted by August 31. Legal notifications for certificated staff must be completed by May 15.

Planning Focused on Students

One central focus of the proposed budget is ensuring students have the most equitable access to high-quality instruction and support resources. Reductions in other areas have allowed BSD to keep art, music, and other non-core programs that are being cut in other districts.

Families will receive additional information through BSD newsletters, websites, social media, and district messages sent through their school.


We acknowledge the impact decisions have had on all aspects of our community and thank everyone for continuing to put students at the forefront of decision-making.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.