SUSD Governing Board Adopts 2020-2021 Budget

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 26, 2020) – The Governing Board of the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) has unanimously approved a $372.7 million expenditure budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2020. The vote was taken June 23 at the Board’s regular monthly meeting.

The budget includes $174.1 million for Maintenance and Operations (M&O), $25.3 million for Capital expenses, $42.4 million in Bond spending, $19.6 million in state and federal grants, and $111.2 million in other funds.

Under the M&O budget, SUSD taxpayers will see their combined primary and secondary tax rate decrease by about three percent, the fourth consecutive year with a reduction.

Highlights of next year’s M&O budget, the majority of the District’s spending, include:

  • a 5% pay increase for all SUSD employees
  • 69%, or $120.2 million, dedicated to SUSD students, teachers and classrooms
  • the creation of 10 new positions for social workers and guidance counselors to help support the social and emotional learning needs of students in grades 6 – 12
  • no increases in medical insurance premiums for SUSD employees
  • contingency funding for a demographically predicted loss of student enrollment

To see SUSD’s 2020 – 2021 budget, as well as the last 10 years of District budgets, please visit To view Governing Board meetings, download presentations and view the June 23 Board meeting online, visit

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