It's time for the monthly budget report in advance of our PTA meeting on Tuesday (as promised). I've attached a budget summary, detail of the PTA expenses and detail of the PTA income through 9/30/2017. Since this is my first update of the school year, I'll offer a few notes about the financials:
- Budget Summary – This gives a look at our overall finances for the year. The money we started with at the beginning of the year is at the top of the document. You can see the amount in our budget for each category in the first column and the amount we've spent or made so far this year (7/1/2017 – 9/30/2017) in the column right next to it.
- Expenses – This form breaks out our expenses into more detail. Every time the PTA pays for something, it has to go into a very specific category in our approved budget. Once again, our budgeted amount is in the first column and next to it is the money that we have spent so far this school year in each category. This is where you can find all the detail to back up the summary.
- Income – This form shows every time the PTA receives money. Our budgeted amount is again in the first column with year to date actuals in the next.
- Many of the items in our budget are meant to offset each other. For example, you'll see income from spirit wear this month. This does not mean that we are making a lot of money from selling spirit wear. Next month, there will be an offsetting expense when we pay the vendor for the T-shirts.
I'll go into more detail at the meeting but please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about our expenditures or income so far this year.