Public Schools completes an annual update of enrollment projections.
The enrollments included in these documents become the basis for the
initial budget for the following year and for updating the General Fund
Long Range Financial Projection documents.
are the cornerstone of planning for school districts. In the short
term, budget development, educational programs, classroom space
assignments, and staff assignments are all planned based on enrollment
projections. In the long term, financial planning, facility planning,
and program planning are all dependent on accurate enrollment
projections. For these reasons, Rochester Public Schools approaches
projections in a serious and conservative manner.