Board Approves No Increase in Tax Rate

On Monday, April 3, the West Des Moines Community Schools Board of Education adopted the district’s $198 million 2017-18 certified budget and set a steady tax rate at  $13.27.

This is the same rate as last year, with no increase. The district continues to have the lowest tax rate in the metro area with the nearest rate 34 percent higher than the WDMCS.

For more information about the district’s budget, visit