Plano ISD is projecting a 4.6% increase to department budgets heading into the 2024-25 school year, according to a staff presentation during the district’s April 17 board of trustees meeting.

The presentation included a full breakdown of changes to the district’s departmental budgets as PISD nears final approval of its budget for next school year.

The overview

PISD is projecting an increase in total department budgets from $81.69 million this year to $85.42 million next year.

Risk Management and Facility Services are the two departments seeing the largest projected budget increase from the 2023-24 budget, according to the presentation. PISD Chief Financial Officer Courtney Reeves said those increases of around $2.3 million and $1.7 million are down to increased insurance cost and the district's new custodial contract.

Other significant expenditures include an increase to the athletics budget, an increase in the security budget and the new Mapleshade Welcome and Enrollment Center, which is expected to finish construction in late 2024.

Transportation costs are expected to decrease for this school year thanks to the addition of new buses, which Reeves said will decrease maintenance costs. Budgets for instructional technology, secondary academics, legal services and special education are also expected to decrease from last year.

What’s next

Adoption of PISD’s 2024-25 budget is set for June and will be accompanied by a public hearing.

A full breakdown of Plano ISD’s projected department budgets can be found online.