DC Public Schools Budgets

We know that our steady progress in accelerating outcomes for students is the result of intentional planning and implementation of rigorous and joyful learning by incredible educators and staff. To continue this work, we are intentionally investing in the academic and social emotional learning of our students.


Welcome to the DCPS Budget Website

For fiscal year 2024 (FY24), DC Public Schools continued using its updated school budget model to determine the funding amount for each school. The updated school budget model was first introduced during the FY23 budget development planning cycle and sustains DCPS’s commitment to providing schools with funding that will help address the academic, social, and emotional learning of its students. The FY24 initial school budget allocations, which provided funding to schools for school year 2023-2024, included deeper investments across many program areas and student-based funds to address inflationary increases and increased enrollment at many schools.

School leaders and communities used their initial allocation to align resources to meet the needs of their student populations. These changes are reflected on schools’ submitted budget worksheet. Following submissions, school budgets are amended to include additional funding such as Additional At-Risk and Schools First In Budgeting allocated by the D.C. Council, as well as changes made by Principals as part of the summer reprogramming process. To see your school’s amended budget, please select the “FY24 Amended Budget Worksheets” button on the right.

DCPS encourages families and school communities to engage in the budgeting process annually through your school’s Local School Advisory Team (LSAT). There is a virtual public budget hearing on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 6:00PM. Please see the “FY25 Public Budget Hearing” button on the right for more information.

DCPS is Investing an Additional $35M in Schools for SY2023-2024


In Enrollment Based Funding


In Targeted Support Funding


In Stability Funding