44 percent of Wisconsin schools to get more aid in 2015
MADISON — Less than half of Wisconsin’s public school districts will receive more state aid this year than they did last year.
The state Department of Public Instruction released the aid figures as required by law on Thursday. It reports that 44 percent, or 186, of the state’s 424 public school districts will see an aid increase. The total amount of money for school aid did not increase this year compared to last.
Spooner saw the biggest percentage loss at 29 percent, followed by Norris at 26 percent.
Milwaukee, the state’s largest school district, will see aid go up about .6 percent. Madison’s aid will drop 3.4 percent.
Total aid amounts statewide will be reduced later by costs for choice and independent charter schools, and increased for categorical aids.