9 pages have the tag School Funding

    2016

    Last edited: 01/02/2018

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    /news/columns/2017/it-s-time-for-a-hard-look-at-how-we-pay-for-schools/
    Summary: “It’s important, every so many years, we take a good look at how we fund schools,” said Senator Luther Olsen (R-Ripon). “How do we … make sure our schools have what they need for the next 20 to 50 years.”
    Body: It’s Time for a Hard Look at How We Pay for Schools “It’s important, every so many years, we take a good look at how we fund schools,” said Senator Luther Olsen (R-Ripon). “How do we … make sure our schools have what they need for the next 20 to...
    /news/columns/2014/school-bells-ring-local-schools-see-fewer-state-dollars-while-private-voucher-schools-win-big/
    Summary: “How is it possible that private voucher schools can receive almost four and a half times the state funding per student as our public school district receives in equalized aid,” Pepin School Superintendent Bruce Quinton wrote me.
    Body: “How is it possible that private voucher schools can receive almost four and a half times the state funding per student as our public school district receives in equalized aid,” Pepin School Superintendent Bruce Quinton wrote me. As a new school...
    /news/columns/2014/the-coming-storm-crisis-in-funding-rural-schools/
    Summary: “It is well recognized by many, including our legislators, that our equalized aid formula which uses property values as the ‘equalizing factor’…is broken,” testified Alma Superintendent Steve Sedlmayr during a Pepin public hearing.
    Body: ​ “It is well recognized by many, including our legislators, that our equalized aid formula which uses property values as the ‘equalizing factor’…is broken,” testified Alma Superintendent Steve Sedlmayr during a Pepin public hearing.   Followin...
    /news/columns/2016/school-budget-proposal-brings-needed-relief/
    Summary: “Over the past four years, we have seen an increased reliance on referenda to keep the lights on,” State Superintendent Tony Evers announced as he released his school budget proposal.
    Body: School Budget Proposal Brings Needed Relief “Over the past four years, we have seen an increased reliance on referenda to keep the lights on,” State Superintendent Tony Evers announced as he released his school budget proposal. “Around the state...

    School Funding Hits Home

    Last edited: 11/08/2017

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    Summary: What’s wrong with school funding? Explaining this to voters is difficult. Try explaining it to a ninth grader who is losing a favorite teacher. The teacher is not retiring. At 53 and after teaching for 29 years, he lost his job.
    Body: School Funding Hits Home What’s wrong with school funding? Explaining this to voters is difficult. Try explaining it to a ninth grader who is losing a favorite teacher. The teacher is not retiring. At 53 and after teaching for 29 years, he lost...
    /news/columns/2016/referenda-sustain-schools-during-time-of-decreasing-state-support/
    Summary: “School districts these days more or less live and die by these referendums in terms of their ability to sustain programs and staff,” Dan Rossmiller of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) recently said.
    Body: Referenda Sustain Schools During Time of Decreasing State Support “School districts these days more or less live and die by these referendums in terms of their ability to sustain programs and staff,” Dan Rossmiller of the Wisconsin Association...
    /news/columns/2016/local-referenda-replace-the-lack-of-state-education-funds/
    Summary: From Arrowhead to West Salem, voters across the state are considering the future of their school districts when they go to the polls. Citizens in 46 districts will be asked to approve referenda.
    Body: Local Referenda Replace the Lack of State Education Funds From Arrowhead to West Salem, voters across the state are considering the future of their school districts when they go to the polls. Citizens in 46 districts will be asked to approve refe...
    /news/columns/2016/concerns-about-rising-property-taxes-support-more-state-aid-for-schools/
    Summary: “Is the strategy in the state to move all funding for schools to the local level?” a local school official asked me.
    Body: August 3, 2016   Concerns about Rising Property Taxes? Support More State Aid for Schools  “Is the strategy in the state to move all funding for schools to the local level?” a local school official asked me. I hesitated. No one in Madison – th...