Budget Information and Updates 2023-2024

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Purpose + Background

The Marysville School District's full intent is to provide a thorough and transparent process of the current budget situation to communicate with staff, families, and the community.

The Marysville School District does not presently have the assured financial resources to maintain its program and services at the present levels for the 2023 - 2024 fiscal year; therefore, it is necessary to make reductions in the District’s educational program, up to and including reductions in certificated, classified, and administrative positions for the 2023 - 2024 school year.

The Marysville School District:

  • Has been good stewards of funds allocated to the district by the state and provided by local taxpayer dollars; has experienced flat enrollment for the past four years and anticipates a decline in enrollment;

  • Failed two consecutive levy measures in February and April 2022, which resulted in the loss of levy revenue for the 2023 - 2024 calendar year;

  • Will lose revenue from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds as they are non-recurring federal funds that expire in August 2023.

Main Points

  • The Marysville School District is facing a budget shortfall

  • A double levy failure in the spring of 2022, the end of COVID emergency funds (ESSER), a history of declining enrollment, and inadequate state funding have all contributed to this shortfall

  • The district has cut district and school administrative positions, along with teachers, instructional programs, technology, and online learning

  • Additional reductions will impact classified employees; however, the district has a plan for the education, health, and welfare of each child it serves

  • There will still be supervision, safety, and support professionals in schools

  • Paraprofessional hours are being restructured and reallocated to schools

  • Reinstatement of paraeducator hours following the restructuring process will begin as early as the week of June 5

  • Every decision made in the reductions or replacement of staff is centered around the educational environment, health, and safety of students

  • The district strives to provide families, staff, and the community with information about the budget. There is a dedicated webpage, and all budget reports are accessible online on the district or OSPI websites.

  • District staff are happy to meet with any interested parties to provide information about the budget or budget reductions.

Budget Timeline

Budget Timeline 2023 (Summary):

March 20 - Resolution: Outlining preparations for a reduction of the 2023-2024 operating budget.

March 22 - Superintendent letter to staff, families, and the community.

March 27 - Budget Priorities survey administered to families, students, staff, and the community.

April 17 - Update presented to the School Board.

April 26 - Resolution: Reduced Educational Program.

July 30 - A balanced budget is due to the NW ESD 189 no later than July 30.

August 7 - Presentation and board action on binding financial conditions.

August 21 - First presentation of the 2023-2024 budget to the Board of Directors.

August 28 - Board of Directors adoption of the 2023-2024 budget. The special meeting includes a review of the budget and a public hearing prior to board action.

August 31 - The 2023-2024 budget is due to OSPI no later than August 31.

Budget Update

Binding Conditions Presentation

Budget Presentation

Presented to staff district-wide.

"Budget Bytes" Video Series

Do you have a question for a future Budget Bytes episode? Send it to: budgetbytes@msd25.org

Link to folder with all presentations HERE

What are binding conditions?

What is the prototypical school district funding model?

MSD 2023-2024 Budget

More videos coming soon!

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Why does Cash Flow matter?


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Marysville School District Consultants 2022 - 2023 School Year

The following includes a list of consultants who were contracted to provide a service to the Marysville School District during the current school year:






Dykeman Architects

Superintendent/Communications Offices

Mascot/Logo design for Totem Middle School


In accordance with HB1356, Native Mascots and prior to federal grant funding.

MMC Consulting

Superintendent’s Office

Independent review of structures, processes, and functions of central office support to schools.


Peter Gorman Group

Superintendent’s Office

Superintendent Mentorship


In accordance with Superintendent’s contract provisions.

Infinity & Diversity Matters

Superintendent’s Office

Assist Equity & Family Engagement Department


Provide guidance and best practices for diversity, inclusion, equity, and access for students, families, & staff.

Robert B. Kuehl

Superintendent’s Office

Establish staffing projections.


For budgeting and planning for the 2023 - 2024 school year.

RHAM Network

Superintendent’s Office

Served in the interim role of the executive director of finance after the resignation of the previous finance director.


Reduced contract by ending services early once work was complete.

Sibyl Rauschkolb

Human Resources Office

Provided training to new staff.


Current staff member resigned, trained replacement.