Developing and administering a budget is one of the most important and challenging duties facing any school district. This is particularly true for Derry Township School District. The School Board and administration strive to maintain the high quality of education our students deserve.
Our goal is to be a national model for public education. That includes demonstrating exemplary fiscal management.
Building a Budget
The district’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. The district begins developing the budget for the subsequent fiscal year in late summer and the process concludes in June when the board adopts the final budget. Over these months, district and building administrators internally review existing and proposed educational programs that will drive the district forward in meeting the educational needs of its students. The board’s finance committee holds several meetings from September through May/June to discuss the budget and solicit input from the public.