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 Reports (ACFR)

2022-2023 Fiscal Year (PDF)  |  Archived Reports

Certified Budget Proposals

2023-2024 Fiscal Year (PDF)  |  Archived Proposals

Financial Report Required by Iowa Code 279.63 and 298.6

School District Financial Report Card

Outstanding Property Tax Levies and Maximum Levy Limits

Teacher and Administrator Settlement Agreements for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 (PDF)

Health Insurance Rate Schedule for 2023-2024 (PDF)

Popular Downloads

Project Expense Report for Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) Fund for January 2014 to present (PDF)

Project Expense Report for Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) Fund for June 2004 to December 2013 (PDF)

More Information

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For the past nine years, the Dubuque Community School District has 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 fiscal year 2017 award