A school district’s tax budget includes the period beginning July 1 and ending June 30. In accordance with State of Ohio law, Pickerington Schools Board of Education adopts the tax budget on or before January 15, and the tax budget is filed with the Fairfield County Auditor by January 20. State of Ohio statute requires that the district's budget document includes all anticipated receipts and expenditures. The document will include an estimate of receipts from all revenue sources including general property taxes, school district income taxes, unencumbered balances, and all anticipated necessary current expenses for the ensuing fiscal year (FY) by fund and classification.
Ohio School Report Cards
Every year, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) releases the Ohio School Report Cards. From the Report Card website, "Report Cards are designed to give parents, communities, educators and policymakers information about the performance of districts and schools — to celebrate achievement and success and identify areas for improvement."
One of the items on the Report Card is Financial Data. Pickerington Schools is evaluated on its spending on classroom instruction, average spending per student, and compared to other districts on its students' performance. For the 2021-2022 school year, Pickerington Schools spent 71.1 percent of funds on classroom instruction. Of the $10,321 spent per pupil, $7,341 was spent on classroom instruction and $2,980 on non-classroom items. Pickerington Schools’ classroom spending ranks at 7 out of 14 districts in our comparison group (enrollment of 10,000 or more). On Spending and Performance, Pickerington Schools has a performance index score of 88.8, indicating an above average performance for the amount of spending per pupil.