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Beneficiary | Public Schools


Utah’s K-12 public school system is the largest of the 12 trust land beneficiaries. SITLA generates revenue from the 3.3 million acres of land held in trust for public schools, and deposits the revenue into the Permanent School Fund to grow the principal balance. Interest and dividends from this permanent trust, called School LAND Trust Funds, are distributed to public schools based largely on a per-pupil formula.

Individual School Community Councils determine the wisest and best use of the School LAND Trust Funds.

 

Public Schools
Historical Distributions and Permanent School Fund Balances

Fiscal Year Annual Distributions Fund Balance
2019 $82,663,051 $2,540,782,217
2018 $74,791,921 $2,477,886,391
2017 $64,250,000 $2,377,448,934
2016 $49,300,000 $2,166,980,437
2015 $45,741,146 $2,146,904,477
2014 $40,397,726 $1,997,055,271
2013 $37,836,469 $1,621,471,170
2012 $29,263,119 $1,383,566,541
2011 $26,155,378 $1,305,972,046
2010 $22,919,008 $1,026,279,095
2009 $24,445,314 $882,476,272
2008 $25,598,311 $955,320,234
2007 $24,858,046 $926,291,942
2006 $18,132,476 $705,034,061
2005 $13,908,532 $568,111,707
2004 $9,577,328 $469,172,841
2003 $8,388,000 $394,400,254