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Budget and Funding

The Camas School District operates an annual budget of more than $50 million. Complete budget documents can be found at the OSPI website.

Approximately 74.5% of the district’s budget is spent on classroom instruction. About $9,158 is spent per student each year. The money comes from state, federal, and local sources. It is used to pay all salaries and benefits for teachers, administrators, and support personnel. It also pays for regular expenditures such as supplies, instructional materials, contractual services (such as utilities, repair, maintenance, grounds, data processing, insurance and printing), custodial services, food services, transportation, employee travel, and capital outlay including computers and furniture.

Approximately 17% of all revenues come from local levy support. The schools in Camas have enjoyed excellent bond and levy support from the community over the years. The student-to-teacher ratio in Camas is:

Grades K-5: 25 to 1
Grades 6-12: 29 to 1

The district employs specialists in music, physical education, reading, speech and language, special education, and media to allow students to learn from professionals who are experienced in their fields. These specialists help ease the burden of classroom teachers so they can concentrate fully on academics.

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The Washington State Senate Ways and Means committee publishes an annual document that offers a clear and simple overview of K-12 finance.

Click here to view this document.

Every effort is made to ensure that all employment decisions are administered in accordance with the principles of equal opportunity. The Camas School District #117 does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Rita Pakenen,, Title IX and Compliance Coordinator; and Dana Lighty, Both may be contacted at 360-335-3000 or 841 NE 22nd Avenue, Camas, WA 98607.
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