District Finances

  • We designed these pages to help you understand how the district handles finances. We hope you will use them to learn more and to answer questions you might have about how our schools operate.

    In 2016-2017, 87% of general fund dollars were spent in school-level education services. District-level administration consumes 1% of the annual operating budget.

    How to Stay Informed: 

    • View approved and revised budgets
    • Year-to-date budget availabe at first school board meeting of the month November-August
    • View audits online

    Westonka District's Financial Attributes

    A Great Return on Your Investment
    With the lowest total school taxes in Hennepin County and test scores consistently ranking among the top in the state, Westonka Schools continue to be a great return on your investment.

    Tax Comparison Chart

    Positive Fund Balance
    +11% unassigned fund balance for 2016-2017 

    2017 School Finance Award
    Westonka Public Schools received the 2017 School Finance Award from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). The award from MDE recognizes school organizations for sound financial management policies and procedures. Criteria for earning the award is based on compliance with state statute on finance issues and demonstrating fiscal health.

    Westonka Credit Rating Aa2 by Moody’s considered "Excellent Financial Security"
    Westonka received a very high "Aa2" credit rating on its 2016 bond sales. This rating is a direct reflection of Westonka’s strong financial management and healthy financial condition.

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