DPI: 410 OF 424 SCHOOLS LOSE STATE AID
Friday, July 1st, 2011 -- 12:26 pm
Posted by Riley Hebert-News Director
The numbers are in, and they’re not pretty for area schools.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (WDPI) announced today 410 of the state’s 424 public school districts will receive less school aid for the 2011-12 school year than they did in the previous year.
The recently enacted state budget set general aid at around $4.3-billion for the 2011-12 school year, an 8.4-percent decrease from this year.
In our area, Neillsville, Granton and Greenwood will lose just over $1,138,000 in general aid; Loyal will actually see a slight increase.
Individually, Neillsville lose $650,000, Granton will lose $198,000 and Greenwood will lose $289,621, while Loyal will gain $16,790.
The WDPI will certify 2011-12 state aid on Oct. 15 using audited public school district data, so estimated general aid to districts may change.