Management and Budget

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Budget Process Timeline

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Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Budget Process Timeline




Nov. 26: FY 2021 Budget forecast presented at joint budget meeting of Board of Supervisors and School Board

Jan. 9: FCPS Superintendent releases FY 2021 Proposed Budget

Jan. 27-29: School Board holds public hearings on budget

Feb. 6: School Board adopts FY 2021 (proposed) Budget Plan

Feb. 25: County Executive presents FY 2021 Advertised (proposed) Budget Plan

TBD: Joint Board of Supervisors and School Board Meeting

March 10: Board of Supervisors authorizes proposed real estate tax rate for FY 2021.

April 14: School Board presents FCPS budget to Board of Supervisors

April 14-16: Board of Supervisors holds public hearings on budget

April 24: Board of Supervisors Budget Committee meeting for pre-markup to discuss changes to County Executive’s FY 2021 (proposed) Budget plan

April 28: Board of Supervisors FY 2021 Budget mark‐up; determines budget package and tax rate

May 5: Board of Supervisors adopts FY 2021 Budget, tax rate and budget transfer amount to FCPS

May 21: School Board adopts FCPS FY 2021 Approved Budget

July 1: FY 2021 begins


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