The purpose of this dashboard is to provide a public summary information regarding district financial information.
2022-2023 Budget Information
Superintendent's Proposed Budget
Presented to the Board of Education on January 20, 2022
Upcoming Budget Meetings
Thursday, January 20, 2022 (Superintendent's Budget Presented to BOE)
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 (Budget Workshop) - Schools/Athletics
Thursday, January 27, 2022 (Budget Workshop) - IT/Curriculum/Spec. Ed
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 (Budget Workshop) - Facilities
Thursday, February 3, 2022 (Budget Workshop/Approval)
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 (Budget Workshop – Alt. Date if needed)
Thursday, February 10, 2022 (BOE Presentation to BOF/BOS)
Monday, March 21, 2022 (Public Hearing)
Monday, April 4, 2022 (Town Meeting)
December Enrollment Report to the Board of Education
This report, presented to the Bethel Board of Education in December, 2021 provides context to the January 20, 2022 budget presentation. It provides a detailed analysis of demographics, class size and issues facing the district as we plan for the 2022-2023 budget.
Awarded Federal & State Grants
This PowerPoint provides an overview of non-competitive federal and state grants received by the district annually and as a result of the pandemic. The grants are targeted for specific programs and purposes based on the type of grant. By Federal law, they do not supplant, but supplement the regular budget.
Previous Budget Processes & Documentation
Per Pupil Expeditures by District & School - State Calculation
Per pupil expenditures are calculated by the State of Connecticut based on the annual State EFS report. This per pupil expenditure includes local appropriations, in kind services and any grant funds provided to the district. The per pupil expenditure is adjusted based on enrollment and a year behind in calculation. Please note, when comparing schools, there can be some differences based on specialized programs that are housed in certain buildings, longevity of staff, etc. In addition, the BHS budget also includes athletics. The most interactive website to view per pupil expenditures is at the following link through the School and State Finance Project.
Bethel Public Schools 5 Year Spending Trend
State Per Pupil Expenditures by District Reference Group and Region
District Reference Groups
District Reference Groups (DRGs) is a classification system in which districts that have public school students with similar socioeconomic status (SES) and need are grouped together. Grouping like districts together is useful in order to make legitimate comparisons among districts. The charts show district per-pupil expenditures (PPE) in comparison to accountability scores*.
*2018-2019 Accountability Index data reported. CT Accountability Waiver 2019-20 and 2020-21 due to the pandemic. Additional data to be reported in the future.
Regional spending data compares public school spending between communities that surround Bethel. The charts show regional accountability scores alongside regional per-pupil expenditures (PPE).
Historical Budget Information - Local Allocation Only
Quarterly & Year-to-Date Spending
Other Funding Sources
Unexpended Funds Account
The unexpended funds account was originally legislated in 2010 and revised in 2019. This allows districts to enter into agreement with municipalities to deposit up to 2% of the budget into a non-lapsing account to address emergencies and opportunities. Our agreement with the Board of Finance allows up to 1%. This table provides a summary of the fund established with the Bethel Board of Finance since 2014.