Budget Information

Rochester Public Schools is facing a projected operating budget deficit of up to $23 million for the 2022-2023 school year. Executive Director of Finance, Mr. John Carlson, provided an overview of proposed budget reductions in the amount of $7 million during a presentation to the school board on January 25. 

A summary of those reductions, along with a video explaining the process and the proposed budget reductions is available below:

As we work towards making sound financial decisions about the future of the district and schools, we are seeking input from staff, students, families and community members. Please watch the above video and then provide your input through our Budget Reduction Input Survey. This survey will close on Thursday, February 3 at 8 PM.

Results from this survey will be reviewed with the School Board during their February 8 regular board meeting. You can watch that meeting at YouTube.com/ISD535.