About School District Five-Year Financial Forecasts

  • A school district's five-year financial forecast is viewed as a key management tool and must be updated periodically. In Ohio, most school districts understand how they will manage their finances in the current year. The five-year financial forecast encourages district management teams to examine future years’ projections and identify when challenges will arise. This then helps district management to be proactive in meeting those challenges. School districts are encouraged to update their five-year financial forecasts with the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) when events take place that will significantly change their forecast or, at a minimum, when required under statute.

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