How MESD is Funded
How Multnomah Education Service District is Funded
STATE SCHOOL FUNDING
The State of Oregon funds education through the distribution of local revenues, like property taxes; plus state support, like state income taxes and lottery revenue. 1
4.5% EDUCATION SERVICE DISTRICTS (ESDs)
95.5% SCHOOL DISTRICTS
16% MULTNOMAH EDUCATION SERVICE DISTRICT (MESD)
10% GENERAL OPERATIONS ALLOCATION 2
90% MESD SERVICES TO PARTICIPATING DISTRICTS
ESDs must spend a minimum of 90% of their State School Fund revenues for services that have been approved by participating districts.
• ESDs work with their districts every year to develop service plans, which determine the ESDs’ work for districts.
• If districts do not buy ESD services, they can request their allocation of the Resolution Funding be transferred to them.
1 Source: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/lro/Documents/Final%20Report%201_17.pdf Section G (Search for “G1”). 2 Source: ORS 334.177 https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/ors/ors334.html
WHAT SERVICES DO OREGON’S ESDs PROVIDE TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS?
ESDs save school districts money by pooling resources for programs that would be costly and inefficient for the districts to operate on their own. Each ESD is unique, but ESD services can be summarized in four main categories:
Special Education Programs
School Improvement Programs
MESD’S REVENUE SOURCES
15% STATE GRANTS & CONTRACTS*
4% FEDERAL GRANTS & PROGRAMS*
3% INTEREST, OTHER
12% LOCAL CONTRACTS
66% STATE SCHOOL FUNDING (ABOVE)
*Can only be used for the specific purpose for which it was designated.