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Facts, Finances, and FAQs

Please see our 1/26/2024 Press Release (pdf)

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Operating Funds Provide...

  • Student Programs & Services
  • Extracurriculars (Athletics, Marching Band, FFA, etc)
  • Transportation, Fuel, Utilities
  • Building Maintenance and Improvements
  • Security and Safety Updates
  • Technology, Communications
  • Staffing: Teachers, Counselors, Speech Pathologists, Psychologists, Intervention Specialists, Aides, Bus Drivers, Custodians, Cafeteria Workers, Secretaries, Coaches, and other staff to support District operations.
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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions about District finances and you don't find the answers below, please contact the Treasurer's office at (937)382-1641. We will continue to update our FAQs.

Will the District get more revenue from Ohio's New Fair Funding plan?

The net effect of the New Fair Funding plan was expected to be an increase of $491,477 if enrollment had remained the same.  However, our enrollment has decreased over the past few years so we actually received $942,788 LESS from State funding in FY22 than we did in FY21 (prior funding formula). Additionally, the State legislature has only voted to fund 67% of the funding plan for 2023-24 and 2024-25.

Does WCS receive revenue from property taxes?

Yes. In relation to property tax, WCS millage is 24.6 compared to the State average of 47.37 (Source District Profile FY23). WCS has not asked for an increase in property taxes in over 20 years. As a result of no new property taxes, WCS collects $1400 less per student from property tax compared to the State average. 

Did the District receive money through ESSER/ARP (Cares Act) grants?

Grant funds are temporary and they come with a specific list of permitted uses. Grants are generally NOT funds that can be used for ongoing operating expenses. ESSER/ARP (COVID-19 relief) funds were spread out over 3 years, with the first disbursement being for the 2020-21 school year and the final disbursement in the 2023-24 school year. They were provided for the specific purposes of helping schools meet the increased financial burden of operating during a pandemic and to bridge the learning gap caused by the pandemic’s impact on students and schools. ESSER/ARP funding will end with the 2023-24 school year.

ESSER/ARP (COVID-19 relief) grants expire at the end of the 2023-24 school year. View details on our ESSER/ARP Expenditures here.

How do I get more information or ask questions regarding the District's finances?

You can contact the Treasurer’s office at (937) 382-1641. For additional details and five-year forecasts you can also see visit the Ohio Department of Education’s website.

Financial Forecasts

Public schools are required to submit 5 year forecasts twice a year. A financial forecast is an informed estimate of potential revenue and expenses based on historical data and financial trends. As with any forecast, there are many variables that can cause fluctuations in the budget such as increased fuel expenses, unexpected facility repairs, and increasing costs for health insurance.  

View our 5-Year Forecast (pdf). To generate report from Ohio Department of Education visit   reports.education.ohio.gov/report/finance-forecast-submissions . 

View our District Profile Report (pdf) from the Ohio Department of Education available here .

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