District Funding

  • The district is committed to maximizing educational opportunites with the tax revenues received. State tax dollars provide approximately 73 percent of the funds needed for school operations. Local property taxes supply 11 percent, federal funds 12 percent, and other local funds comprise the remaining 4 percent.

    Because local taxpayers desire to provide a better education for students than is allowed by local property tax limitations, the district has operated for several years with a supplemental levy. This levy provides additional funds to improve education and to attract quality teachers.

    The district's current market value of real property for assessment purposes is $1,285,780,229.

    Voters approved a 10 Year Plant Facilities Reserve Levy in 2013 which provids annual funds to assist with school maintenance. Voters approved a General Obligations School Bond in 2015 of $36,950,000 which provided new elementary school in Burley, major additions to RRHS, OHS, and DES. It also paid for mechanical and heating upgrades at BJHS, DJHS, Mt. View, and Dworshak.