Here’s a quick recap of some of the key K-12 education provisions in the state’s new biennial budget as signed into law by the governor (with partial vetoes).
- Revenue limits for all districts will increase by $175 in the 2019-20 school year and by an additional $179 in the 2020-21 school year.
- The “low revenue ceiling” for the state’s lowest spending districts, which was set at $9,400 in 2018-19 is increased to $9,700 in the 2019-20 school year and to $10,000 in 2020-21 and in each subsequent school year. (Note: This adjustment in the low revenue ceiling may not be available for certain low revenue districts in which a referendum to exceed the revenue limits was held and failed in specified years.)
Continue reading 2019-21 state budget recap—what’s in, what’s out
While a good deal of attention has been paid to the governor’s vetoes pertaining to per pupil aid and supplemental per pupil aid, there are a number of other vetoes that will impact schools that school leaders should be aware of. Here are two that will have the biggest impact on school districts:
Personal Computing Devices: A partial veto by the governor effectively eliminates funding (roughly $9.2 million annually) for the personal electronic computing devices grant program effective July 1, 2019. Continue reading Two additional budget vetoes that will impact schools
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
“After Gov. Tony Evers used his veto pen last week to send tens of millions of dollars more to schools than what lawmakers approved, Republicans are seeking to limit the governor’s veto power over future state budgets.
“Sen. David Craig of Big Bend and Rep. Mike Kuglitsch of New Berlin are proposing to amend the state constitution to prevent Evers and future governors from using their veto authority to increase funding levels in state budgets passed by the Legislature.” Continue reading Following vetoes increasing spending on schools, lawmakers introduce measure to limit governor’s veto