Seattle Public Schools Potential 2017-18 Budget Deficit

Update [August 7, 2017]: SPS has finalized the 2017-18 budget. Read Superintendent Larry Nyland’s August Budget Updates here.

Update [March 16, 2017]: The Levy Cliff has been delayed thanks to bipartisan efforts in the Washington State Legislature. This has reduced the potential shortfall for SPS by $24 million. Read Superintendent Larry Nyland’s statement here.

As many of you may have already heard, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) faces a potential budget shortfall of $74 million dollars in fiscal year 2017-2018. Over the next few months, a number of influences will dictate the true impact on services and staffing. For more information about how we got here, the potential impacts, and updates on the budget as time passes, please visit SPS’s Budget Office website and view the SPS infographic below (also available in Spanish at the link above).


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