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The Budget Development Process:

The budget development process begins each year in January and continues through June and is a collaborative process involving many stakeholders including school personnel, School Site Council, the Budget Advisory Committee, the Health, Safety and Facilities Committee, the Business Manager, the Superintendent and the Board of Trustees. During this time period, district administrators work with stakeholders to determine enrollment projections and anticipated programmatic changes. The Budget Advisory Committee analyzes these goals and translates them into a financial plan. Typically, the Budget Advisory Committee makes a budget recommendation to the Board of Trustees in May. The Board of Trustees adopts a budget at the last Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting of the year in June. Once adopted, the budget is reviewed by the County Office of Education and then submitted to the California Department of Education (CDE).
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The budget reflects the labor and material resources required to fulfill the goals and objectives outlined by the board of trustees. The budget serves as an operational plan, stated in financial terms, for carrying out the goals of the district.

During the budget year, districts are required to submit to the CDE two progress reports, or Interim Financial Reports, which reflect its ability to meet the financial obligations set in the budget and its overall financial health.
For more information:
California Department of Education Budget Approval Process
California Department of Education Interim Reporting Process


Mountain Elementary School District Budgets:

MESD 2019-20 Adopted Budget 

MESD 2020-21 First Interim Budget

LCFF Budget Overview for Parents



MESD 2019-20 Adopted Budget 

MESD 2019-20 Second Interim Budget

MESD 2019-20 First Interim Budget


MESD 2018-19 Adopted Budget

MESD 2018-19 Second Interim Budget

MESD 2018-19 First Interim Budget


MESD 2017-18 Adopted Budget

MESD 2017-18 Second Interim Budget

MESD 2017-18 First Interim Budget


MESD 2016-17 Adopted Budget

MESD 2016-17 Second Interim Budget

MESD 2016-17 First Interim Budget
MESD 2016-17 Education Protection Account (EPA) Spending Plan

MESD 2015-16 Unaudited Actuals
MESD 2015-16 Second Interim Budget
MESD 2015-16 First Interim Budget
MESD 2015-16 Adopted Budget
MESD 2015-16 EPA Spending Plan
MESD 2015-16 Educator Effectiveness Expenditure Plan


MESD 2014-15 Unaudited Actuals
MESD 2014-15 Second Interim Budget
MESD 2014-15 First Interim Budget
MESD 2014-15 Adopted Budget

MESD 2014-15 EPA Unaudited Actuals
MESD 2014-15 EPA Spending Plan