Budget Introduction

The Mesa County Valley School District 51 budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022 was adopted June 15, 2021. The budget presented is in compliance with applicable Colorado Revised Statutes and Colorado Department of Education regulations.

We are pleased to present the 2021-22 budget for Mesa County Valley School District 51. The District continually strives to provide a quality education for all children while prudently managing our financial resources.

The budget presented incorporates the current Board Long Term Plan as the underlying drivers of spending decisions. They are the basis for prioritizing spending and program opportunities. The budget includes spending for a multi-year maintenance plan, salary increases for all employee groups, and a committed general fund reserve balance of 10% of general fund expenditures and transfers.

The Board of Education and Administration will continue to maintain sound fiscal policies resulting in a strong financial position for the District. The District will focus resources on strategic goals while accepting responsibility for the stewardship of public funds. This new budget represents the efficient and responsible spending of taxpayer funds focused on providing our students with a high quality education for every student, everyday learning for life.


The District has many funds and each is considered a separate accounting entity. They are each used for a specific purpose to benefit the students in the district. We currently utilize five fund categories:

Governmental Funds:

General Fund

Pera On-Behalf

2017 Mill Levy Override

Colorado Preschool Program Fund

Independence Academy Charter School

Juniper Ridge Community School

Mesa Valley Community School

Special Revenue:

Nutrition Services

Physical Activities


Governmental Designated Purpose Grants

Career Center Grant

Other Local Projects/Grants

Student Body Activities

Debt Service:

Bond Redemption

Capital Projects Fund:


Capital Projects

Internal Service Fund:

Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance


If you would like further information, please contact the Financial Services department.