Develop a strong financial base that produces student-centered budgets and maintains multiple sources of revenue across all sectors

The Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District is able to offer a variety of academic and extra-curricular activities to students because of a healthy budget that is supported by a diverse range of partners. Our status as a Basic Aid school district, in addition to our partnerships with Regional Occupation Programs (ROP), local colleges, and local non-profits and parent boosters allow us to provide a more comprehensive program than other school districts in Santa Barbara County. While representing a diverse number of interests in the Santa Ynez Valley, our combination of dedicated academic and community partners ensures that our annual budgets are centered on student needs.





  • Align budget priorities in adopted budgets with the district mission statement
  • Ensure staffing assignments reflect the needs of the district and ultimately result in an increase to student achievement
  • Use cash management strategies that recognize the dynamic economic environment of a Basic Aid school district
  • Implement a reserve growth plan that will buffer the school district’s budget in future economic downturns
  • Maintain and nurture academic and community partnerships that supplement the district’s annual budget


We will mark our progress by such measures as:

  • The proportion of the annual instructional budget that supports the acquisition of 21st century skills on an annual basis, including a concentrated effort on closing the achievement gap
  • Monitoring the district’s cash flow projections to maintain adequate cash balances for district operations
  • Monitoring the reserve growth plan, as adopted in the Economic Recovery Plan (2009)
  • Monitoring of annual department priority lists to determine the level of financial support necessary across all curricular areas
  • Number and breadth of opportunities for outside agencies, booster clubs, and non-profits to support district programs



Last Modified on May 21, 2010