More than half of Wisconsin schools, including all three Langlade County districts, will see a decline in general aid in the next school year, according to estimates from the state Department of Public Instruction.
The state budget not yet finalized would keep general school aid flat at almost $4.5 billion. But DPI says diversions of money to the Milwaukee voucher program and charter schools drop that closer to $4.3 billion. The agency says other factors such as property values and enrollment also play a role in how much aid rises or falls.
Of the state’s 424 school districts, 55 percent, 234, are estimated to receive less general aid in 2015-16, while 44 percent of districts, 188, are expected to receive more aid. Two districts have no change in the aid estimate between the 2014-15 and 2015-16 fiscal years.
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