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ACPS budget priorities, areas of focus, public hearings and more

Proposed Fiscal Year 2024 Combined Funds Budget

Fiscal Year (FY) 2024-33 Community Budget Forum

Alexandria City Public Schools hosted the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Combined Funds and the FY 2024-33 Capital Improvement Plans (CIP) Community Budget Forum on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Topics included the upcoming budget process, timeline and the fiscal challenges facing ACPS. View the video recording (choose language from tab) below.

ACPS FY 2024 Annual Budget Process Key Dates 

  • Oct. 17, 2022: FY 2024 CF Budget and FY 2024-33 CIP Community Budget Forum.
  • Oct. 18, 2022: City Council and School Board Joint Work Session on FY 2024-33 CIP Budget.
  • Nov. 10, 2022: Presentation of the Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2024-33 CIP Budget.
  • Nov. 14, 2022: Public Hearing on the FY 2024-33 CIP Budget
  • Nov. 28, 2022:  Second School Board Work Session on CIP.
  • Dec. 15, 2022: Adoption of FY 2024-33 CIP Budget.
  • Jan. 5, 2023: FY 2024 presentation of the Superintendent’s proposed CF budget.
  • Jan. 12, 2023: School Board Work Session on CF.
  • Jan. 19, 2023: Public Hearing on FY 2024 CF Budget and Second School Board Work Session on CF.
  • Feb. 16, 2023: Adoption of the FY 2024 approved budget.
  • May 4, 2023: Superintendent’s Adjusted Proposed Budget on FY 2024 CF and FY 2024-33 CIP Budgets.
  • May 18, 2023: Public Hearing on the FY 2024 CF Budget and FY 2024-33 CIP Budgets.
  • June 1, 2023: Adoption of the FY 2024 final budget.

Budget Overview

Development and planning of the Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) budget are a year-long undertaking consisting of discussions and modifications. The budget approval process features three significant milestones; the Superintendent's Presentation of the Proposed Budget, the Adoption of the Approved Budget, and the Adoption of the Final Budget.

The ACPS budget is funded in two parts; Combined Funds (CF) and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budgets.

The Combined Funds Budget consists of three separate funds; Operating, Grant and Special Projects, and School Nutrition.

FY 2023 Proposed Combined Funds Budget (PDF)

The Operating Budget: Approximately 88% of expenditures comprise salaries and benefits, with the remainder consisting of non-compensation costs.

FY 2023 Proposed Operating Budget (PDF)

The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget: Separate from the CF Budget, the CIP budget funds capital improvements and modernization projects.

FY 2023-32 Proposed CIP Budget  (PDF)

Budget Priorities and Areas of Focus

The School Board Budget Priorities align with the ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goals to guide decision-making throughout the budget process. The Superintendent develops Focus Areas based on these School Board Budget Priorities.

Public Hearings

The Alexandria City School Board held virtual public hearings on the FY 2023 Combined Funds and FY 2023-2032 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budgets during School Board Meetings on the following dates.

  • January 20, 2022 (Combined Funds)
  • May 19, 2022

For more information, please contact the Clerk of the Board at 703-619-8316 or

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Budget Documents, Videos, and Key Information

Budget information for the City of Alexandria can be found on the City of Alexandria website.

ACPS Budget: Where the Money Goes

FY 2023 Community Budget Forum—Oct. 19, 2021

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FY 2022 Community Budget Forum

Where the Money Goes: The School Board Approved 2020-21 Combined Funds Budget (PDF)


FY 2023 Proposed Budget Book (PDF)