School Business Services


Many districts are meeting the new legal requirement of posting their budget on their web site.

This may be accomplished by creating a link to a copy of their approved, legal budget as represented by the ISBE School District Budget Form (50-36), which is an Excel document. You may also save the Excel budget as a PDF, by using Adobe Acrobat, and post this document on your web site.

If you are concerned that some of your constituents may not have the proper software to access these documents, you can establish links to a free "viewer" or "reader" for these products. These can be downloaded to the person's computer and used to access the budget as posted on your web site.

Follow the links below to download and read more about these free products.

Please contact us, at 217.785.8779 or finance@isbe.net if you have further questions.

Illinois School Code Section 17-1.2

"Post annual budget on web site. If a school district has an Internet web site, the school district shall post its current annual budget, itemized by receipts and expenditures, on the district's Internet web site. The school district shall notify the parents or guardians of its students that the budget has been posted on the district's web site and what the web site's address is."

Illinois School Code Section 34-43a

"Post annual budget on web site. The school district shall post its current annual school budget, itemized by receipts and expenditures, on the districts Internet web site. The school district shall notify the parents or guardians of its students that the budget has been posted on the district's web site and what the web site's address is."