School Infrastructure Funding Overview
In 2008, House File 2663 changed the sales tax used for school infrastructure. Under the new law, provisions for a local option sales tax to fund school infrastructure (SILO) were repealed and in their place, the statewide sales tax was increased from 5 to 6 cents. This additional money is placed in the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) Fund and is distributed to school districts on a per-pupil basis. The allocation is computed each year based on the amount that would have been generated by SILO divided by the combined enrollment of all school districts. Funds are to be used for property tax relief, providing schools with a stable source of revenue, or according to the existing revenue purpose statement until it is amended, or the SILO tax credits expire.
Revenue Purpose Statement
Revenue from the SAVE fund can be expended in accordance with current revenue purpose statements. Before to 2008, the use of SILO revenues was determined on a county basis, not by the school district. School districts that fall within the boundaries...