In addition to the local property tax revenue discussed earlier,[cciii] intermediate school districts receive other payments from the state. State government is distributing a total of $80,110,900 to ISDs for operating purposes in fiscal 2007. ISD operating money is to be used to fulfill ISDs’ legal roles and “to provide technical assistance to districts as authorized by the intermediate school board.”
The state also pays ISDs for education services provided to students in local juvenile justice service facilities operated by the state Department of Human Services (this payment is different from the “court-placed students” money discussed above on Page 101). The Legislature is appropriating a total of $3 million to ISDs for these programs in fiscal 2007.