How MESD is Funded

  • MESD Funding Infographic: content below

    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
    Technology Services
    School Improvement Programs
    Administrative Services

    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.