Budget Information

F-195 Budget Document

The F-195 is the official school district budget document required by the state and is filed with the Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Annually, the F-195 must be approved by a school district's Board of Directors by August 31. 

GFOA Budget Model - Strategic Financial Plan

In a desire to be more transparent and to present the district's budget in a clear way, the District has adopted the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) budget model, which is specific to school district budget planning.  It is easier to understand than the F-195 and is consistent with the District's Strategic Plan, Building Block 4.  

The GFOA represents the local government finance profession in the United States and Canada (over 20,000 members). Their programs recognize excellence in different forms of financial stewardship. The District has utilized the GFOA's Best Practices in school district budgeting, and consequently, has been recognized for our budget work with the Excellence in Budget Presentation Award.  

Continuing Our Work

The District will continue our efforts to provide clarity regarding the use of our public resources.  These important resources support an education for our approximately 24,000 students.

Fiscal Year

The fiscal year for school districts runs September 1 through August 31.  The budget establishes maximum expenditure amounts for each fund and provides a means of measuring and guiding performance.  Northshore's budget is submitted to the school board at the first meeting in August.  After board approval, it is submitted to the Educational Service District (ESD).  Once approved at the ESD, the budget is forwarded to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for final approval.

Five Separate Funds

The Northshore School District budget is comprised of five separate funds - the General, Associated Student Body, Debt Service, Capital Projects and Transportation Vehicle Funds. 

2023/24 Budget Reports

The 2023-24 Budget was adopted at the July 10, 2023, Board of Directors meeting.  

2023-24 F195 (Includes 4 Year Budget Plan)

2023-24 Strategic Financial Plan

If you have questions, please contact jvalach@nsd.org.

2022/23 Budget Reports  

2022/23 F-195 Budget 
2022/23 F-195F 4 Year Budget
2022/23 GFOA Budget Report (user friendly document)

ARP-Esser Spending Plan 20%
ARP-Esser Spending Plan 80%

Monthly Budget Status Reports

2024 February
2024 January
2023 December
2023 November
2023 October
2023 September
2023 August
2023 July
2023 June
2023 May
2023 April
2023 March
2023 February