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A school district exists primarily to operate schools or to contract for educational services. Taxes may be levied by such publicly operated agencies for school purposes. Also called a local education agency (LEA), it is a school corporation.

Contact for School District Certified Budgets: Lisa Oakley , Department of Management
Contact for School Finance Tools: Joyce Thomsen , 515-242-5612

Budget Guarantee Changes & Property Tax Implications Presentation

Budget Guarantee Calculator

Budget Guarantee Estimator

Unspent Balance Projection Calculator

Financial Indicators

Explanation Of Financial Measures

Financial Reports

Categorical Components of the General Fund Unspent Budget Authority (Unspent Balance)

FY12 Carryforward of Categorical Budget Authority

FY11 Carryforward of Categorical Budget Authority


Regular Program State Cost

Budget Year Regular Program State Cost
2014-15 6,366
2013-14 6,121
2012-13 6,001
2011-12 5,883
2010-11 5,883

For the Regular Program District Cost, see Maximum Tuition Rates .



Department of Management

Legislative Guide to Basic Iowa Education Finance

Legislative Guide to Local Property Tax

Legislative Services - Iowa Property Tax and Local Government Finance Trends

Legislative Services - K-12 Education Funding Fiscal Analysis

Legislative Services - School Aid - Additional Levy Components

Legislative Services - School District Cash Reserve Levy

Legislative Services - School Finance Formula - Aid and Levy Worksheet

Legislative Services - State Foundation School Aid

Legislative Services - State School Aid Funding for Special Education

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on March 27, 2015 at 6:13am.