Budget Hearing and Adoption

The Budget Hearing and Adoption Workbook contains a series of Excel spreadsheets that may be used to format your District's Budget Adoption and the required budget publishing. There is also a link to the budget requirements and timeline.

The 60 (Agency) & 70 (Trust Funds) series funds are "fiduciary" funds. Presentation of these funds has been removed from the adoption and notice formats to agree with GASB 34 requirements. This change also brings the school district adoption format more into conformity with statute 65.90 requirements used for other Wisconsin governments which specify that information be presented for governmental and proprietary funds, but does not require it for fiduciary funds. Note that this change pertains only to "65.90" requirements. Information about the 60 and 70 fund series will continue to be provided to the DPI on the Budget and Annual reports.

Blank Budget Hearing and Adoption Workbook
Budget Hearing and Adoption Requirements
Budget Hearing and Adoption Timelines

Provisions under 2013 Wisconsin Act 20 (2013-15 State Budget) affecting Levy Authority and District Reporting Requirements for the Community Services Fund

Pre-Populated Budget Hearing and Adoption Workbook for 2015-16

The following Budget Hearing and Adoption Workbook has been pre-populated with the 2013-14 Audited Annual Report data on file at DPI as of April 9, 2015. Data is considered final.

Use the pulldown menu on the “Budget Adoption Format” tab to pre-populate both the “Budget Adoption Format” and “Initial Data” tabs with 2013-14 data for your selected district. Then, enter 2014-15 Unaudited and 2015-16 Budgeted data into BOTH the "Budget Adoption Format" and “Initial Data” tabs. The "Budget Publication Format" spreadsheet will be populated with the data entered into these 2 spreadsheets. Please review your final copies of the worksheets to ensure they are complete and reasonable.

Please contact a school finance consultant should you have any questions.

Pre-Populated Budget Hearing and Adoption Workbook for 2015-16 (2013-14 Audited Annual Data as of August 14, 2015)

Pre-Populated Budget Hearing and Adoption Workbook for 2014-15 (2012-13 Audited Annual Data as of April 15, 2014)

Pre-Populated Budget Hearing and Adoption Workbook for 2013-14 (2011-12 Audited Annual Data as of May 4, 2013)


Spending Authority Between July 1st and Final Adoption of a Budget

Per State Statute 120.13(33) During the period between July 1st and the final adoption of a budget by the school board after the budget hearing under s.65.90, spend money as needed to meet the immediate expenses of operating and maintaining the public instruction in the school district.

Multi-year data files at: Longitudinal Data

For questions about this information, contact dpifin@dpi.wi.gov (608) 267-9114