Funding Programs in Productive Ways

The Johnston Community School District funds its people, programs, and initiatives through a variety of specific sources. Below you will find descriptions of the types of funds the district uses and their purposes.

FundSummary

 

Fund 10 – General Fund

This fund that receives the revenues from the school finance formula. It is a governmental fund under GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) and accounts for the revenues and expenditures for the educational program and most school district operations. All moneys received by a school corporation from taxes and other sources must be accounted for in the General Fund except moneys required by law to be accounted for in another fund. Expenditures include employee salaries and benefits (except nutrition, community education), textbooks, tuition, open enrollment, supplies, contracted services, travel, etc.

Fund 21 – Student Activity Fund

Moneys from student-related activities such as admissions, activity fees, student dues, student-fundraising events or other student-related co-curricular or extracurricular activities are deposited in this fund. Expenditures for interscholastic athletics, student councils, clubs, and other student activities are in this fund.

Fund 22 – Management Fund

Fund is supported by a property tax levy used for early retirement, unemployment, tort liability, and insurance. This fund may be used for equipment breakdown insurance and may join and pay funds into a local government risk pool to protect against liability. The district belongs to the Iowa Association of School Board’s Safety Group that provides insurance on vehicles, buildings, errors and omissions, etc.

Fund 31 – Capital Projects Fund (Funds 31,33, and 36 are all Capital Projects Funds)

This fund accounts for expenditures funded by governmental obligation bonds to be used for construction of buildings, purchasing property, buses, equipment, technology, etc.

Fund 33 – Statewide School Infrastructure Sales and Services Tax (Sales Tax) Fund

This fund accounts for the revenue and expenditures connected to the statewide sales tax for school district. Funds may be used for the same purpose as Capital Projects Fund and PPEL Fund and include construction of buildings, purchasing property, buses, equipment, technology, etc.

Fund 36 – PPEL (Physical Plant Equipment Levy) Fund

This fund is a capital project fund providing a maximum of $1.67 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The board may approve 33 cents annually in property tax; and/or hold an election for up to $1.34 for a period of up to 10 years and funded by property tax or property tax and income surtax. Funds may be used for the same purpose as Capital Projects Fund and Sales Tax Funds and include construction of buildings, purchasing property, buses, equipment, technology, etc.

Fund 40 – Debt Fund

Voters may approve bonded indebtedness for a period of up to twenty years and a rate limit up to $4.05 per thousand dollars of assessed valuation. The debt levy revenue is used to pay the interest, interest, and indebtedness costs. Moneys available to service this debt and received from other sources are transferred to the debt service fund and the payment is then made from this fund.

Fund 61 – Nutrition Fund

This fund accounts for revenues and expenditures connected with operating the District’s lunch and breakfast programs. All 6X funds are enterprise funds-used to account for operations that are operated in a similar manner to private business where revenues are based on fees charged and expenses are directly associated with the operations.

Fund 62 – Child Care Fund

This fund accounts for revenues and expenditures connected with operating the District’s before and after school child care and summer child care programs. All 6X funds are enterprise funds-used to account for operations that are operated in a similar manner to private business where revenues are based on fees charged and expenses are directly associated with the operations.

Fund 63 – Preschool Fund

This fund accounts for revenues and expenditures connected with operating the District’s preschool (non-state funded) program. All 6X funds are enterprise funds-used to account for operations that are operated in a similar manner to private business where revenues are based on fees charged and expenses are directly associated with the operations.

Fund 65 – Community Education Fund

This fund accounts for revenues and expenditures connected with transactions for facilities and services to provide further education opportunities to the local area. All 6X funds are enterprise funds-used to account for operations that are operated in a similar manner to private business where revenues are based on fees charged and expenses are directly associated with the operations.

Fund 71 – Self Insurance Fund

This fund accounts for transactions for self-insured health insurances including medical, dental, prescription, and vision received by District employees for whom the District is responsible for paying all claims and administrative costs.

Fund 72 – Flexible Benefits Fund

This fund accounts for transactions for certain benefits available to District employees in which the District is responsible for paying all premiums or costs specified by the employee.