School Finance Basics

Iowa School Board Candidate Basic Finance

Larry has recorded a  YouTube video explaining the basics of school finance. This video and the accompanying PPT can be used to inform new board candidates about school finance, be used as a refresher for current school board members, and offered to anyone else in the district interested in how the formula works. These resources can used with all school board candidates in the summer preceding the regular school election (odd-numbered years), at a school board workshop, a board meeting, and on your website. In other words, please feel free to use it in any way that serves the interests of your district. Some districts use the video and PPT to go over the information slide-by-slide and have a discussion with potential board candidates.

Graphic to help explain School Finance.  Click Here

Financing Public Education in Iowa 

Finance Diagram

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2017 Basic School Finance Information Video - Click here to watch!