Budget & Revenue

As Iowa’s largest provider of public education – with nearly 33,000 students and more 5,000 employees – Des Moines Public Schools also has the largest budget of any school district in the state, supporting the education of our children with more than $500 million each year.

While the challenging economy of recent years has meant significant cuts in education spending during that time, Des Moines Public Schools has worked hard to minimize the impact to the classroom while at the same time holding the line on taxes.

In addition, in order to meet budget challenges and make the best use of the public’s tax dollars, Des Moines Public Schools is making a more concerted effort to involve people in the decision-making process, including creating committees of residents and employees to provide input and share ideas. Visit the links to the right for more information about these two committees.

Below is additional information about recent budgets and tax levies for Des Moines Public Schools:

FY 2018

FY 2017

FY 2016

FY 2015

FY 2014

FY 2013

FY 2012

FY 2011

FY 2010

For additional information on school financing in Iowa, visit the Iowa Department of Management.