Financial Transparency

School financing is a complicated topic and the Dubuque Community School District works hard to provide the community with a broad, understandable overview of how the district’s funds are determined and allocated.

We take our stewardship of taxpayer resources very seriously and, in an effort to transparently share our financial information with you, we are pleased to share the most common financial reports with our community.

Audited Financial Report (CAFR) for Fiscal Year 2016 (PDF)

Certified Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2017-18 (PDF)

Financial Report Required by Iowa Code 279.63

School District Financial Report Card

Teacher and Administrator Settlement Agreements for 2017-18 (PDF)

Health Insurance Rate Schedules for 2017-18 (PDF)

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Ongoing Project Expense Report funded by the Local Option Sales Tax Fund – BY YEAR (PDF)

More Information

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In 2015, the Dubuque Community School District again received the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) Certificate of Financial Reporting Award for having met or exceeded the program’s high standards for financial reporting and accountability.

The award recognizes the school businesses for a commitment to financial accountability and transparency.

Read about the award