JCPS Budget Bulletin

Josh Rhodes | ELFH 622 | September 2016

2016 Budget

On May 23rd the Jefferson County Board of Education approved a $1.4 billion dollar tentative budget. This year's budget includes approximately $1.1 billion being funded by the general fund. Overall, nearly $800 million of the general fund -- or approximately 70 percent -- of the district's budget goes directly to schools.

14' - 15' General Fund Revenues


  • Property Tax $399,701,922
  • State SEEK Funding $269,086,468
  • State Paid Benefits $171,073,932
  • Occupational Tax $148,215,000
  • Motor Vehicle Tax $28,282,326
  • Other Local $11,113,116
  • Federal Indirect Costs $6,102,895


*beginning balance $115,500,000

Where Does the Budget Go?

General Fund $1,149,075,659

Special Revenue $130,213,096

Nutrition Services $93,284,436

Construction Fund $34,000,000

Building Fund $32,950,714

Capital Outlay $8,730,000

Other* $3,608,427

How You Can Help Regarding Budget Matters:

Attend school council and school board meetings and ask about funding priorities.

Volunteer to serve on your school finance committee or Site Based Decision Making Council.

Talk with your state legislators about funding needs for your schools.