Managing State Trust Lands Fiduciary Duty in the Changing West
Trust Lands and Education Funding Reports
The various processes by which revenues derived from state trust lands are distributed to educational institutions in the western United States are explained in this series of reports developed jointly by the Children's Land Alliance Supporting Schools (CLASS) and the Trust Lands Joint Venture. Trust Lands and Education Funding Reports provide state by state information about the role of state trust land revenues and how they help meet educational needs in the various states.
In most states the mechanisms and incentives for managing state trust lands and funding their educational beneficiaries are complex and little understood by trust managers, beneficiaries, stakeholders and local residents. To clarify the various processes, CLASS and the Joint Venture compiled information about how revenue streams travel from the land to the schools. This includes the flow of funding, stated missions of the trust managers, how managers guide the use, disposal and acquisition of lands to maximize their revenue potential, and how revenue impacts schools once it is distributed.
To view an individual state report, select from the following: