Financial & Budget Data

Financial & Budget Data


The school board and administration of the Orange Southwest School District (OSSD) are proud to present the 2017/2018 budget.

For many years, we have maintained strong fiscal control over expenditures, and since 2006 – more than a decade – that control has kept expenditure increases to a minimum. For example, the average increase in the OSSD’s expenditures since 2006 has been 0.45% per year, whereas the average Vermont school budget increases have exceeded 4% per year during the same time period.  As a result, the OSSD has reduced spending by tens of millions of dollars compared to the rest of Vermont.

During the past decade, the OSSD School Boards have worked collaboratively to realize significant savings. Our goal has been to collaborate in as many areas as possible, while maintaining the local community values and cultures in our schools. To that end, the OSSD has successfully collaborated in Special Education, Finance, Transportation, Facilities Management, Technology, and Food Services resulting in significant efficiencies and cost savings. These collaborations have allowed us to maintain and expand educational offerings to students, improve and upgrade our facilities, enhance our technology capability in all schools, and replace buses without increasing costs and taxes, borrowing money, or deficit spending.

Our 2017-18 budget is available for viewing or downloading in the "documents" box to the left.