Richland School District Two schools are funded primarily by local taxes. However, due to the large federal presence in our area and the tax exemptions available to federally-connected personnel, businesses, and agencies; Richland School District Two is eligible to apply for Federal Impact Aid funds. Impact Aid is a federal program designed to assist local school districts that enroll federally connected students. Federally connected students are children of active duty uniformed services personnel, children who live on federal property, and children whose parents work on federal property. The Impact Aid Program funds become a part of Richland School District Two’s general operating budget and are critical to maintaining high standards for educational excellence. Last fiscal year, over $600,000 was added to our general operating budget. There are three categories of federally connected students:
Category B: Students NOT residing on Federal Property with a Parent/Guardian serving Active Duty in the Uniformed Services,
Category C: Students residing with a Parent/Guardian employed on Federal Property.
Forms will be sent home with your student on December 2nd and will need to be returned to the school by December 13th. Assistance in generating information for the completion of the Impact Aid Application is greatly appreciated. Click here for a copy of the Impact Aid Program Survey Form.