The NES PTO budget consists of four categories: community, enrichment, recognition and operating costs. At the start of each school year, a new budget is proposed at the August meeting, and then it is voted on and approved at the September meeting. This budget is a guideline on what the PTO anticipates to spend on certain activities and events throughout the school year. However, in order to provide the funding needed for these projects, the PTO must raise these funds through the generous support of the school community. Therefore, based on the performance of fundraisers, the budget may be reevaluated and possibly adjusted during the school year.