Management and Budget

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Budget Process Timeline

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Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools
Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget Process Timeline




Nov. 27: FY 2020 Budget forecast presented at joint budget meeting of Board of Supervisors and School Board

Jan. 10: FCPS Superintendent releases FY 2020 Proposed Budget

Jan. 28-30: School Board holds public hearings on budget

Feb. 7: School Board adopts FY 2020 (proposed) Budget Plan

Feb. 19: County Executive presents FY 2020 Advertised (proposed) Budget Plan

Feb. 26: Joint Board of Supervisors and School Board Meeting

Early March: General Assembly adopts state budget

March 5: Board of Supervisors authorizes proposed real estate tax rate for FY 2020.

April 9: School Board presents FCPS budget to Board of Supervisors

April 9-11: Board of Supervisors holds public hearings on budget

April 26: Board of Supervisors Budget Committee meeting for pre-markup to discuss changes to County Executive’s FY 2020 (proposed) Budget plan

April 30: Board of Supervisors FY 2020 Budget mark‐up; determines budget package and tax rate

May 7: Board of Supervisors adopts FY 2020 Budget, tax rate and budget transfer amount to FCPS

May 23: School Board adopts FCPS FY 2020 Approved Budget

July 1: FY 2020 begins


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