The mission of the Budget Services division is to provide high-quality, service-oriented, policy-driven support for Georgia students and to parents, educators and other constituents in a timely fashion in the areas of QBE and grant allocations.
Budget Services develops the Department's annual budget requests and tracks the status of the budget request through the legislative cycle. When funds are appropriated we prepare the Annual Operating Budget for use in the Department as well as Local School system allotments for the appropriate time period.
The Budget Services division works with Georgia Department of Education staff by providing training and technical assistance to assist with budgeting and planning for expenditures. Budget Services prepares allocations for funding of the Quality Basic Education Formula based on data collected from local school systems regarding student and staffing, as well for many of the state funded grant programs.