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Frequently Asked Questions

We welcome questions from parents, students, staff and the community about the upcoming referendum. Send your questions to commrelations@isd271.org.

The following are some of our most frequently asked questions. We will add to this list as we receive more questions.

How much of the current school funding supports classroom instruction?

Over 85 cents of every operating dollar is spent on instruction and curriculum. This spending is higher than the state average of 82 cents and among the highest of our neighboring districts.

What portion of Bloomington’s total property tax bill goes to support schools?

School taxes are the smallest of the three major portions of a Bloomington homeowner’s property tax bill. Less than 30 cents of every tax dollar goes to the school district, while nearly 62 cents pays for City of Bloomington and Hennepin County services. The remaining nine cents goes to other agencies.