Budget and Finance

The WDMCS diligently works to earn and maintain our community’s trust and confidence in the management of public funds.

With an A+ Standard & Poor’s bond rating and the lowest tax rate in the Des Moines metro area, we continue to seek operational efficiencies while focusing funding on our primary mission—providing exceptional educational opportunities for our students.

In Iowa, funding for schools is based on enrollment, with districts receiving a certain amount of money per student. Typically, the largest expense for school districts is also our greatest asset—the professional educators in our schools.