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Fiscal memo on state general aid for school districts released

The non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) has released its annual memo outlining state general aids paid to public school districts.

The LFB memo, entitled 2018-19 General School Aids for All School Districts, provides information on each district’s aid membership, equalized value per member, shared cost per member, and equalization aid eligibility.  In addition, the memo details the amount deducted from each public school district’s aid allocation to pay per pupil amounts to independent charter schools authorized by the City of Milwaukee, UW-Milwaukee, and UW-Parkside under s. 118.40 (2r), Wis. Stats. Continue reading Fiscal memo on state general aid for school districts released

Focus of Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding Clarified

During last week’s State Education Convention, state Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay), who co-chairs the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding, shared information about the Commission’s mission and schedule, including a memo outlining the scope of the Commission’s directive. 

According to the Blue Ribbon Commission’s Scope Statement, the Commission is tasked with evaluating the following items:

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LFB Releases Memo Detailing Districts’ 2017-18 General Aid Payment Amounts

The non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) has released its annual memorandum providing information on the calculation of general school aids and the aid amounts to be received by each school district in the 2017-18 school year.

The LFB memo provides information on each districts’ pupil membership, adjusted equalized value per member, shared cost per member, general equalization aid eligibility, and net general school aid payment.  A separate attachment indicates the amounts received by districts eligible for high poverty aid.

The figures provided in the LFB memo reflect the DPI’s October 15 aid calculation.  As a result, the memo indicates each districts’ general aid reduction attributable to independent charters schools, and MPS’ aid reduction for the Milwaukee voucher program.  However, the memo does not indicate the reductions in districts’ aid attributable to having resident pupils within their boundaries who first participated in either the Statewide or Racine voucher programs in 2015-16 or later.  State statutes specify that these aid reductions are not shown in DPI’s October 15 aid calculation.  

View LFB Memo– 2017-18 General School Aids Amounts for All School Districts

DPI to Release School District and School Report Cards Tomorrow

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is set to publish school and school district report cards tomorrow morning.

We expect DPI’s news release to go out at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, and the public report cards will be available after that, likely by or around 7 a.m.

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