School LAND Trust Program
Revenue generated from school trust lands by SITLA is deposited into the Permanent School Fund.
A separate entity, the School and Institutional Trust Fund Office (SITFO), invests that Fund, which has a balance of more than $3.2 billion.
Annual interest and dividends are distributed annually by the School Children’s Trust Office of the Utah State Board of Education, and each School Community Council determines the highest and best use of School LAND Trust Funds for their school. Programs range from purchasing computers and hiring teachers and classroom aides, to funding college preparatory, music, and reading programs.
Find out more:
- Building the Trust: Four Agencies of the School LAND Trust Program
- Utah School LAND Trust: An Education Endowment
Learn about the Freshmen Success Program at Highland High School, which is is funded through School LAND Trust dividends.