Tahoma School District: Budget 101

Transparency and clarity for how your investment prepares Future Ready students for lifelong success

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Tahoma CARES about your Partnership

Tahoma School District (TSD/Tahoma) consistently ranks among the top schools in Washington state in student achievement. The district has a team of experienced, devoted staff who instruct students through an impressive array of courses and experiences that prepare them for a successful, individual, viable future with lifelong career and personal success. These opportunities are only possible because of the support and investment our local community commits to Tahoma students.

TSD has a ~$198.6M operating budget in the 2022-23 fiscal year. About 83% of the district's funding comes from federal and state sources. It's your local investment that funds critical staffing, programs and resources that are either unfunded or underfunded by state and federal dollars.

You might wonder how exactly your dollars benefit students, and how the district and our school board allocate funds. How can you see where your tax dollars are really going? Is the district making responsible, intentional spending choices that keep students at the center of our budget? This page answers many of those questions, and provides transparency for how your investment in Tahoma students goes where it should: to providing the safe and fulfilling educational environment that all kids deserve.

Additionally, you can find information on this site about COVID-19 spending and how relief funds are distributed/spent.

Watch the video below for a budget update from School Board President Pete Miller for the midway point of Tahoma School District's 2022-23 fiscal year:

This page will be updated periodically to reflect the latest information (last updated February 2024). If you have additional budget questions, please send us an email at TSDMessages@TahomaSD.US