The second and third public hearings — as well as the first and second millage rate hearings — on the 2019-2020 budget are scheduled for June 10, the same day officials will vote to approve the tentative document. The final budget and tax rate are set to be approved on June 25.
“DeKalb County School District’s 2,100-page tentative budget document is produced after the tentative budget is voted on by the DeKalb County Board of Education in the annual budget process,” district officials said. That vote is scheduled for June 10, 2019. The document will be available around June 11 or 12. In the event that there are large changes that are made at the point of voting on June 10, it may be available slightly later than projected.”
District officials posted a four-page summary online on May 6, which had been used to introduce the budget during that day’s meeting. The information was posted about 5 p.m., 30 minutes before a scheduled public hearing on the budget.
This week, officials posted a longer summary — about 35 pages — including budget highlights and financial breakdowns by department.
The district’s detailed budget document is typically about 2,000 pages, showing budgeting for salaries and benefits, department positions, department supplies and travel allotments, among other things.
According to the Georgia Open Records Act, public documents are to be made available “without delay.”