The Stillwater Area Public Schools serves nearly 8,700 students, and operates with a budget of approximately $80 million each year. The largest percentage of the school district’s revenue – about 73 percent - comes from the state through formulas based on student enrollment and demographics. We receive another four percent from the federal government in the form of targeted grants and aides, and the other 20 percent comes from local property taxes.
School finance is a complicated subject dictated by state and federal legislation. The following resources are provided to help you better understand how your schools are funded.