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October 25, 2012

Leader’s Forum: Federal Aid for Yuma Schools

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Col. Robert Kuckuk
MCAS Commanding Officer
Cpl. Sean Dennison
A Yuma elementary student surveys the flightline during the 2012 Children’s Expo at MCAS Yuma, March 16. Being that Yuma schools are within military proximity, they are affected by Federal Impact Aid, which compensates school districts for tax revenue lost to federal land.

Ensuring military children are provided a quality education, no matter where we are stationed, is a priority within our Marines Corps. Because education costs are increasing yearly, school systems continue to search for ways to maintain and increase quality programs.

As parents, we can all help our Yuma public school systems acquire federal funding by participating in the Federal Aid Survey. Federal Impact Aid is for schools in districts with a substantial federal government presence…like Yuma. The program is designed to compensate school districts for (1) local property tax revenue lost due to the presence of federally owned, and therefore tax-exempt property and (2) costs incurred due to “federally connected” students, such as the children of MCAS Yuma active duty and civilian personnel.

If your child attends school in Yuma School District One, Yuma Union High School District, Somerton School District or any of the local charter schools, he/she will be bringing home the Federal Impact Aid Survey Card on November 1st. I encourage you to invest a few minutes to complete and return this card as a way for your child’s school to accurately report the number of federally connected children enrolled. This important data is the only way that our schools are able to be used to pay for the purchase of textbooks, computers, maintenance, and to offset the cost of staff salaries.

Your involvement is the best way to ensure that our military-impacted public schools receive the proper amount of federal dollars to educate our children. Working together on school funding issues, we will ensure the our children are provided the highest quality education available.




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