Heavy impact aid is received by the district due to the large military student population. Since the residents on Fort Riley can’t be taxed the district receives this aid money to supplement. It is because of this heavy impact aid that this project is possible since these funds account for a major portion of the project.
Fort Riley remains a significant part of the regional economy and is important the Geary County Schools and the surrounding communities. When evaluating installations one of the areas of focus is educational opportunities for military families. USD 475 has a desire to continue being a great place for education for military and non-military families alike.