About Finance

  • The Finance Department works hard to maximize federal, state and local funding on behalf of our students and staff. Our goal: provide the best learning environment possible with the limited resources available. 

    Many factors affect our financial stability, including:

    • Our state property tax system penalizes Brooklyn Center for having low levels of commercial property - meaning our homeowners pay more than our neighbors to support schools. We continue to advocate for a fairer education funding system at the State legislature.
    • Our community has one of the highest rates of poverty in the metro area. That is why we are committed to being a Full-Service Community Schools District.  Through partnerships, we work with families and the community to help ensure all of our children are socially, mentally, and physically prepared for an ever-changing world.
    • Brooklyn Center’s current per-student local operating levy is substantially lower than all of its neighboring school districts.