Maintaining a stable tax rate is a priority for the Board of Education. For a growing district like Waukee Community School District, this can be a difficult task while also meeting the facility and programming needs required due to increased student enrollment.
To help manage revenues and expenses, Waukee Community School District uses a 5-year financial forecasting model. This proactive approach to financial planning has allowed the district to pay off construction debt early, saving taxpayers $13.5 million over the last 11 years.
The boards continued focus on finance, has provided the district with the debt capacity needed to bond for a second high school without having to raise the district’s portion of your property tax rate.
Waukee Community School District’s current tax rate is $17.85 per $1,000 of the assessed value of the home.