The Goddard USD 265 business department is dedicated to the careful management of district resources which are provided through a combination of state aid, local property taxes and student fees (includes both enrollment fees and meal purchases). The district’s strategic plan informs all discussions and decisions regarding the allocation of these limited resources. With the additional funding provided during the 2017 and 2018 legislative sessions the district has added several summer enhancement programs including our STEM Academy, Power Scholars and Kinder Prep. The district is also committed to attracting and retaining a world class staff, and Goddard was one of the first districts in the region to provide a base salary to the first year teacher of $40,000 per year – which was increased to $40,600 for the 2018-19 school year.
The Kansas State Department of Education maintains all types of financial data for all school districts in Kansas. In addition to Goddard USD 265, it is possible to make a multitude of comparisons of numerous school districts by going to their website.
Here are some key data points for the 2018-19 for Goddard USD 265 – for more information please follow the links below:
Operational budget (General Fund & LOB): $46,713,866
Total budgeted funds (net of transfers): $73,574,988
Teaching salary range: $40,600-$75,207
Total assessed valuation: $277,782,404
Bonded indebtedness: $175,885,000
Mill Levy: 58.950