A look at the district's budget
When we talk about the district’s budget, we often focus on the general fund portion which accounts for more than $70 million each year. The general fund pays for most of the costs associated with educating students. However, the state also requires us to establish budgets for several other areas, including food service, community service (our Community Education program), debt service, and trust and agency.
State law carefully prescribes how we are to spend money in each fund and prevents us from shifting funds from one budget to another.
2016-2017 Budget Expenditures
(approved by school board June 2016)
General Fund Food Services Community Services Construction Debt Services OPEB DebtOPEBMedical TOTAL All Funds $71,100,000 $3,682,394 $4,310,706 $70,400,000 $5,960,000 $530,000 $500,000 $155,983,100 Pays for educational expenses, teachers, support staff, supplies, textbooks, etc. Pays for school meals program Pays for Community Education programs Pays for voter approved building bond construction expenses Pays for principle and interest on voter-approved bonds Originally funded the medical insurance trust Trust for medical insuranceView the complete Revenue & Expenditures budgets
Learn more about our budget ...Much more information about the Forest Lake Area Schools budgets can be found in the links in the left column.Budget information is available for public review. If you cannot find answers to your questions here, please call the Business Services Director at (651) 982-8125.