A: Approximately 43% comes from state, 9% comes from Federal and 48% comes from city property taxes. So, in part the city funds the local schools.
Regarding funding priorities, the school board recently approved spending close to $1 million dollars for digital signs at each of the six public schools could have been better used to enhance security.
It is important for parents and concerned citizens to attend the school board meetings. Check their website: https://www.svusd68.org/Dist.../Portal/svusd-governing-board. They usually meet twice a month.
"We The People" is a group that meets Saturday mornings at 9:00 am, currently in the city park, who are very involved with the school system. If you would like to get involved, they are a good group!🤠