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School Finance 101

This page is intended to break school finance down to its simplest descriptions.  This page does not answer all of your questions, but is intended to give you the basics.  We encourage you to read this information and if you have questions feel free to fill out the form below.

Elementary and secondary education in Minnesota is financed through a combination of state-collected taxes (primarily income and sales taxes) and locally collected property taxes.  Revenue for school districts is received in these major categories:

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