Financial Information

Each year the District is required to prepare and submit a board approved budget to the state of Pennsylvania. The year-long budget process includes many stakeholders and is presented at numerous community meetings throughout the year. The Board of Directors votes on a final budget prior to the June 30 deadline for submission to the state.

The district receives millions of dollars each year from various local, state, and federal sources. Grants help off-set expenses, but like most of the money we receive, they are earmarked for specific purposes. Our overall budget for the 2017-2018 school year includes 40% of revenues from local sources (i.e. taxpayer money), 52% from the state, 7% from the federal government, and 1% from other sources. Regardless of the revenue source, it’s our top priority to make sure dollars are put directly into classrooms.

School District of Lancaster Annual Budget Process