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Annual Distribution

School Districts receive an annual distribution of earnings from the Common School Fund. This distribution is based on the number of residents ages four to twenty. The district census count as of June 30th is reported annually. In January the BCPL provides an estimate of the funds available for distribution which is divided by the total census reported by all districts to determine the per child amount. Each district receives an allocation based their reported resident census count and the per child amount.

Funds are to be used in the same fiscal year as they are received.​​

Library Aid Distribution Amounts

2018-2019 Common School Fund Distribution (Library Aid)

Highlights:

Common School Fund distributions for the 2018-19 school year will be $30.67 (rounded) per census student. This figure is based upon the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands’ estimate of $36.2 million being available for payment. This amount is a conservative estimate and the Department of Public Instruction is confident the funds will be distributed in April 2019. Payments to districts will be made on Monday, April 29, 2019. Funds are to be used in the same fiscal year as they are received.

2017-2018 Common School Fund Distribution (Library Aid)

Highlights:

Common School Fund distributions for the 2017-18 school year will be $30.22 (rounded) per census student.  This figure is based upon the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands’ estimate of $35.7 million being available for payment. This amount is a conservative estimate and the Department of Public Instruction is confident the funds will be distributed in April 2018. Payments to districts will be made on Monday, April 30, 2018. Funds are to be used in the same fiscal year as they are received.