District Spending

District Spending

The district is constantly looking for ways to manage finances efficiently and effectively. To see how the district spends a dollar, refer to the dollar graph. The district spends 77 percent of the budget on direct instructional services such as teachers and supplies.

Dollar Graph

In most recent history, BHM Schools has tightened their belt by:

  • saving $1.23 million by capping spending in 2007-08-including a hiring freeze, reducing supply budgets, and negotiating a new transportation contract.
  • saving $1.825 million as a result of cutting the budget in 2008-09.
  • saving $1.595 million as a result of cutting the budget in 2009-10.
  • implementing other cost saving measures by avoiding energy costs, 2009-10 voluntary wage freeze, creating community/organizational partnerships, and more.