Q: How does funding in Woodland Public Schools compare with other school districts in the area?
Woodland receives substantially less money from the state to hire staff and operate its schools than all of the school districts to the south of us.
Every district in Clark County (with the exception of Green Mountain Schools District) receives an additional 6-12% in “regionalization” enhancement funding, yet we hire our staff from the same available pool of employees. The vast majority of our teaching staff drives through school districts with enhanced funding to get to work each day, districts where they could easily find employment should Woodland not remain competitive.
In order to retract and retain high-quality teaching and support staff, we must offer competitive wages and benefits. The district depends on the levy to make up for this funding inequity from the state.