The Finance Department works hard to maximize federal, state and local funding on behalf of our students and staff. Our goal: provide the best learning environment possible with the limited resources available.
Many factors affect our financial stability, including:
- Our state property tax system penalizes Brooklyn Center for having low levels of commercial property - meaning our homeowners pay more than our neighbors to support schools. We continue to advocate for a fairer education funding system at the State legislature.
- Our community has one of the highest rates of poverty in the metro area. That is why we are committed to being a Full-Service Community Schools District. Through partnerships, we work with families and the community to help ensure all of our children are socially, mentally, and physically prepared for an ever-changing world.
- Brooklyn Center’s current per-student local operating levy is substantially lower than all of its neighboring school districts. The last time voters approved an operating levy increase was over 15 years ago.