Dr. Maurice Ghysels, the Superintendent of the Mountain View Whisman School District, Discusses the District’s Finances
The Mountain View Whisman School district receives the core of its financing based on the average daily attendance of it’s students. In short, it is a Revenue Limit funded district.
Revenue limit income is a combination of local property taxes and state money. As property taxes increase, they are offset by a reduction in state money. A district that relies solely on local taxes becomes a basic aid funded school district (ie. Palo Alto Unified). For further information, read the Guide to California’s School Finance System and/or California’s school finance system.
In the video below, Dr. Maurice Ghysels, the Superintendent of the Mountain View Whisman School District, discusses the district’s finances, parcel taxes and foundation monies.