General Fund Levies

  • State funding formula: 

    • Under the State of Montana school funding formula, a portion of the allowed general fund must be voted.
    • Locally voted levies represent about 20% of MCPS general fund revenue.
    • These voted levies provide the funding needed for normal operating expenses, including staffing and programs, and also pay for utilities, insurance, supplies, curriculum and instructional materials.

    Elementary District Levy (grades K-8)

    • Total levy amount:  $261,504
    • Cost per $100,000 in assessed property value:  $2.58/year
    • Median property tax assessment: $311,900 (Montana Department of Revenue)

    High School District Levy (grades 9-12)

    • Total levy amount:  $128,054
    • Cost per $100,000 in assessed property value:  $0.69/year
    • Median property tax assessment: $303,000 (Montana Department of Revenue)

    Background:

    • More than 9,300 students are enrolled with MCPS, and MCPS employs about 1,300 staff.
    • Our schools include 9 elementaries, 3 middle schools, 4 high schools, 1 alternative high school program, and 1 early learning/preschool center.