In June of 2010, the district formed a Citizen Financial Oversight Committee in accordance with Title XIV Del. C. 1508. The purpose of the Committee is to oversee the financial position of the district and the Committee is given access to financial documents and information.
The Committee consists of seven committee members as approved by the Board of Education.
The current members are:
- Matthew A. Jacobs, Chairperson
- Tanya Kerns, Vice-Chairperson
- Becky Reed, Secretary
- Dawn Green
- Susan Jones
- Leon Wilson IV
- Debra Sharrow
The Committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month to review the monthly Budget Variance Report and other financial reports before submission to the Board of Education for approval.
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Senior Citizens – Make sure you apply for the Property Tax rebate program. Click here for details on the New Castle County website.
Transparency of District Finances (as required by House Substitute 1 for House Bill 119) – This resource will provide you with financial data related to the State’s purchase of goods and services, as well as reimbursements. As you browse the online checkbook, you will be able to view payment information by state agency or school district, expenditure category, or vendor. This data will be updated on a quarterly basis and available to you all year round with the click of a button.
In March 2021 President Biden signed the America Rescue Plan (ARP) in response to the pandemic, with $122 billion appropriated to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) fund.
The Colonial School District received $30,671,394. All funds must be spent by September 2024.
The district administration and Financial Oversight Committee present a preliminary budget to the Board of Education in July of each year. The district operates under the preliminary budget until a final budget is approved after the Department of Education certifies the September 30th unit count. The final budget is approved by the Board of Education in December or January of the fiscal year.
- Fiscal Year 2022 & budget presentation
- Fiscal Year 2021 & budget presentation
- Fiscal Year 2020 & budget presentation
- Fiscal Year 2019 & budget presentation
- Fiscal Year 2018 & budget presentation
- Fiscal Year 2017 & budget presentation
Monthly Budget Reports
The district administration and Financial Oversight Committee present a monthly Budget Variance Report to the Board of Education for its approval at each monthly Board meeting.
The Monthly Budget Reports for the month of:
- January 2022
- December 2021
- November 2021
- October 2021
- September 2021
- August 2021
- July 2021
- June 2021
- May 2021
- April 2021
- March 2021
- February 2021
- January 2021
Previous Monthly Reports
Financial Position Reports
School districts in Delaware are required to prepare financial position reports 3 times annually. The purpose of the reports is to project the district’s cash balance to ensure financial stability.
Fiscal Year 2021
Fiscal Year 2020
Fiscal Year 2019
Fiscal Year 2018
Fiscal Year 2017