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The Budget Cycle

The Budget Cycle

The WASB/WASBO Budget Cycle Book serves as a comprehensive yet easily digestible reference guide to the school district budgeting process. It is prepared in cooperation with the Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials. The Budget Cycle Book is a good primer on the basics for new board members and administrators and a handy reference manual for every school district bookshelf. Revised Dec. 2018.


Members: Visit the WASB Online Store to order. (Member log in required.)

Non-members: Contact the WASB to order.


“The Budget Cycle Handbook is an excellent and understandable read. I referenced it while taking school district budgeting courses and continue to use it in my ongoing, dual capacity as principal/superintendent.”

Linzi Gronning

DeSoto Area School District

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