We designed these pages to help you understand how the district handles finances. We hope you will use them to learn more and to answer questions you might have about how our schools operate.
A Great Return on Your Investment
Greater Financial Stability—
This year there were a total of 422 award winners for FY 2013.
Westonka Credit Rating Aa2 by Moody’s—
Considered “Excellent Financial Security”
Westonka received a very high “Aa2” credit rating on its recent bond sales. There are only 10 Minnesota school districts which currently have higher credit ratings on their bonds, and 16 Minnesota school districts with an equivalent rating.
This rating is a direct reflection of Westonka’s strong financial management and healthy financial condition. According to Joel Sutter, Executive Vice President/Financial Advisor at Ehlers, “This is a very strong affirmation of the excellent financial management that the district has demonstrated in recent years. The credit rating is an important factor to investors…and the high rating certainly contributed to the very low interest rates...The low rates will, in turn limit the cost of the bonds to taxpayers over the next 15 years.”
Letter from Joel Sutter, Ehlers Financial Services
Business Services Department
The Westonka Public Schools Business Services Department provides professional services that support the school district's educational and operational goals.
Effective Tax Rate
Minnesota Dept of Ed
Other Helpful Resources
Referendum 2011 Archive
Understanding Property Taxes
Director of Finance,
District Accountant and Payroll,
Student Management Systems/MARSS Coordinator,