A year from now, there won't be a School District Common Levy. We know there may still be questions about this school year. Let's look at the projections for how local property tax dollars are divided up for the 2016-2017 school year.
Ninety-seven percent of local property tax dollars are funneled to local school districts through the School District Common Levy. Funds are then distributed by state formula. That’s more than $505 million. This averages about 38% of school budgets but varies by district.
The small blue piece shows the Learning Community’s Elementary Levy -- that’s a one and four-tenths of a cent tax rate. These taxpayer dollars pay for proven programs that children need to succeed in school. Our programs are just a small fraction of the local dollars spent on education.
The darker green piece shows taxpayer funds for the county treasurers' offices to manage and distribute the funds. The smallest piece of the pie represents the one-eighth of a cent Learning Community Capital Levy. This pays for our community center leases in North and South Omaha.
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