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School funding panel holds final hearing; Thanks to all school leaders who testified

The Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding held the last of eight scheduled public hearing in Madison on June 4.  The Commission heard from invited speakers about how Wisconsin’s school funding system ranks nationally and then took input from the public.

The Commission’s co-chairs, state Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) and state Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon), mapped out the committee’s next steps at the close of the hearing.  They plan to meet individually with each member of the commission over the next couple of months, accompanied by staff from the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau.  Together they will to go over what each member believes needs to be done to reform school funding and then work to draft proposals. The Commission will then come together once more as a group to finalize its proposals before making its recommendations to Governor Walker and the legislature.  Continue reading School funding panel holds final hearing; Thanks to all school leaders who testified

School funding panel sets final public hearing for June 4

The Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding will hold its last scheduled public hearing in Madison on June 4.  The hearing will take place in the room 412 East of the State Capitol. 

This will be your final opportunity to provide in-person testimony to the Commission. If you can’t make it to speak in-person on June 4 but still wish to be heard, you can submit written testimony. Continue reading School funding panel sets final public hearing for June 4

School funding commission to hold May 21 hearing in Turtle Lake

The Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding has released the details of its public hearing set for Monday, May 21 in Turtle Lake.

The hearing will begin at 1:00 PM and conclude by 5:00 PM.

The hearing will take place at:

Turtle Lake School District Auditorium
205 North Oak Street
Turtle Lake, WI  54889
(See map.)

According to the  hearing notice:  

Continue reading School funding commission to hold May 21 hearing in Turtle Lake

Several themes heard at Blue Ribbon Commission hearing in Tomahawk

The Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding held its seventh public hearing yesterday in Tomahawk and a number of themes emerged.

One common theme is that many northern Wisconsin school districts are challenged by declining enrollment.  This has two main effects: first, it reduces districts’ revenue limit authority because revenue limits are tied to enrollment; and second, as the number of pupils decreases, at any given level of property values, a district will appear more property wealthy on a per pupil basis, which results in that district losing state aid under the general aid formula.  Continue reading Several themes heard at Blue Ribbon Commission hearing in Tomahawk

School funding commission sets Tomahawk hearing details for May 7

The Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding has released the details of its public hearing for Monday, May 7 in Tomahawk.

The hearing will begin at 1:00 PM and conclude by 5:00 PM.

The hearing will take place at:

Tomahawk School District
Elementary School Auditorium
1048 E. King Rd., Tomahawk, WI 54487

(See map.)
Continue reading School funding commission sets Tomahawk hearing details for May 7

School funding commission April 23 Oshkosh hearing details announced

The Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding has released the details of its public hearing for Monday, April 23 in Oshkosh.

The hearing will take place at:

CESA 6
2300 Wis. Hwy. 44
Oshkosh, WI  54904

The hearing will begin at 2:00 PM and conclude by 6:00 PM. Continue reading School funding commission April 23 Oshkosh hearing details announced