Utah schools have received a record $39.2 million from School LAND Trust funds for the coming school year.
"School community councils will be receiving about 5 percent more money this year," said Tim Donaldson, School Children's Trust director for the Utah State Board of Education, in a news release.
"This has become a substantial funding source for our schools, and allows parents a way to get involved and have a voice in helping improve the education of our students."
Each year, all Utah public schools get part of the dividends and interest earned on the Permanent State School Fund — a $1.9 billion pot of money generated from trust lands throughout the state. Individual schools typically get anywhere from a few thousand dollars to more than $100,000 each, depending mostly on enrollment.