Budget

  • Budget Development Process

    The purpose of budget development is to estimate the funds required to operate the school departments' educational and support programs for the coming year. Budget development includes the formulation and distribution of individual school and department budget preparation materials and the synthesis of these into a Superintendent’s proposed budget each February 15th. Following the Brookline School Committee’s Budget Directives and Financial Guidelines, a budget is prepared and forwarded to the Committee for approval annually. Once approved, the budget is forwarded to the Town’s Advisory Committee and Town Meeting for review and bottom line approval. 

  • Budget Analysis

    Budget analysis includes the compilation and analysis of budget, revenue, and expenditure data. Budget analysis permits the dissemination of financial information for administrative and School Committee decision-making, state reporting requirements, and citizen information.

Preliminary Budget Documents 

FY21 Budget

  • We are pleased to present the first-ever Public Schools of Brookline Interactive Financial Plan. Please see the link below.

    FY21 Public Schools of Brookline Interactive Financial Plan

    • Please consider the environment before printing the Budget Documents.

    • The Town of Brookline and Public Schools of Brookline is leading by example by not printing the Budget Document unless requested from the Office of Administration and Finance.

    • Please be aware that the Budget Documents are designed to be viewed from a screen and the printed version will look distorted.  


    Each year, the Public Schools of Brookline works with each individual school and department to develop a budget for the upcoming year.

    In an effort to provide more information, details, understanding, and involvement in the process this year, the School Committee will have a series of presentations and public meetings specifically on PSB's budget. The purpose of these presentations is to help inform the public about key areas of the public school budget prior to Interim Superintendent Lummis presenting his recommended budget to the School Committee on January 30, 2020. Please see below.

    Community members are invited to provide feedback during public comment at these meetings. These presentations will typically include a combination of background information on the costs, drivers, staffing, and challenges of the PSB budget. In addition, this is a great opportunity to learn more about key areas of the PSB including programs, services, and departments.

Recordings of Meetings