Participatory Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting in schools strengthen student voice and civic life, while building inclusive partnerships.

What is PB?

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members decide how to spend a part of a public budget. In this case, the community members are students— even families, teachers, and staff—and the budget is the school budget. Students collect ideas about the school’s needs, develop project proposals, and vote on projects to fund.

PB Partnership

CPS and UIC’s Great Cities Institute have worked together to facilitate PB processes into schools since 2015. Meet the schools who are participating this year!

Credit: Sullivan High School

How Does PB Work?

PB in Action!

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