Kentfield School District - Community Funded
Maintaining the high standards for education we expect for our students is a community effort. The Kentfield School District is a Basic Aid, or community funded, district in which state and federal government funding make up a small percentage of all funding. Local property taxes, parcel taxes, and other local sources make up most of our funding, including a percentage of the district's funding which comes from parent and community donations to KIK and our school PTAs.
Each public school district in California is classified as either a Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) or Basic Aid district, based on whether property taxes generated in the district reach a particular per student amount. In an LCFF district, the local property taxes do not meet the per student amount, and the State provides the remainder of funds needed. Kentfield School District is a Basic Aid district, meaning our local property taxes meet the per student amount, the State provides only a nominal amount per student to our district, and we retain any local property taxes beyond the per student amount. As a result, state and federal funding accounts for a small portion of our district's budget.
Kentfield voters first approved a Parcel Tax in 1987 and since then Parcel Taxes have been used in this District to keep class sizes low, upgrade technology, expand and maintain music, art, and drama programs, and fund school libraries. Local funding from the Parcel Tax provides 25% of the Kentfield School District's budget. Find out more here.
The Parcel Tax rate approved in March 2018 took effect on July 1, 2018 and expires on June 30, 2028. Learn more about the Parcel Tax here.
Parent and Community Donations
A portion of district revenue comes from parent and community donations to our funding partners, KIK and our school PTAs.
Measure D Bond
Passed in November 2015, Measure D dedicates funding for construction and renovation projects to modernize facilities, address enrollment growth, and enhance safety features. Learn more about Measure D here.