The Vail School District Needs Your Federal Impact Aid Survey
It’s time for Federal Impact Aid surveys to be completed. The VSD must receive an annual signed survey by parents or guardians for each student. This survey will be sent home on October 17th and must be returned as soon as possible for the district to receive aid credit. Please make sure each of your children turns in a survey to his or her school.
Many local school districts across the United States include within their boundaries parcels of land that are owned by the federal government or lands otherwise removed from the local tax rolls. A complete list of eligible federal properties is attached for your convenience. Impact Aid was designed to assist local school districts that have lost property tax revenue due to the presence of tax-exempt federal property. These districts must provide a quality education to students and meet the same requirements as expected by any other district. However, they sometimes operate with less local revenue than is available to other districts because the federal property is exempt from local property taxes. Federal Impact Aid helps make up for this need by supporting local school districts with concentrations of children who reside on Indian lands, military bases, and low-rent housing properties. It further aids districts with students who have parents in the armed services or who are employed on eligible federal and/or indian properties.
Please help the Vail School District receive all of the funding for which it is eligible by completing and returning the attached form for each child in your home as soon as possible.