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Budget FAQ

School Finance 101

The questions posed below have been gathered from a wide variety of sources, including in-person meetings with Shoreline Schools staff, students, and family groups; questions posed by the Budget Advisory Team; public comment submitted online and during School Board meetings; and direct communication to district administration. While there may be other questions and wonderings, the information provided here is intended to provide a robust and transparent look at the financial position the district is in.

After reading the questions and answers below, if you have a suggestion that you think should be considered, please send it to: You may also submit public comment in writing in advance of a School Board meeting or attend in person or via Zoom to provide public comment to the School Board. Find upcoming School Board meetings.

2023-24 Budget Advisory Team Q&A

Members of this school year's Budget Advisory Team (BAT) recently submitted their questions about Shoreline School District finances. Some of these questions might also be wonderings held by members of our community, so we are sharing them and their answers here as well as with the team members.

Shoreline Schools Budget Frequently Asked Questions