Estimate of Needs

Each year as part of the process of creating a budget, each school district in Oklahoma creates an “estimate of needs,” an itemized estimate of proposed expenditures and anticipated revenues. A summary of the estimate of needs is printed in a local newspaper, and the full estimate of needs is presented to the county excise board.

The county excise board examines the estimate of needs. Once it’s determined that the estimate of needs adequately and lawfully addresses budgetary needs with the income available, the property tax necessary to support the school district’s mission, instruction and activities is computed.

Here are links to recent estimates of needs:

2017-2018 Estimate of Needs
2016-2017 Estimate of Needs

2015-2016 Estimate of Needs

2014-2015 Estimate of Needs

2013-2014 Estimate of Needs

2012-2013 Estimate of Needs

2011-2012 Estimate of Needs

2010-2011 Estimate of Needs