For Immediate Release Contact: Rep. Paul Tittl
January 30, 2018 (608) 266-0315
Sparsity Aid Bill Will Impact 25th Assembly District
Madison: School districts in Rep. Tittl’s (R-Manitowoc) district will directly benefit from legislation recently proposed in the Wisconsin Legislature. The bill (AB 835) was introduced by Rep. Nygren (R-Marinette) and Sen. Marklein (R-Spring Green) and endorsed by Governor Walker in his State of the State address.
The following school districts in the 25th Assembly district would be eligible for additional aid:
- Chilton Public School District would receive a low revenue adjustment.
- Manitowoc Public School District would receive a low revenue adjustment.
- Reedsville Public School District would receive a sparsity aid increase.
- Hilbert Public School District would receive a low revenue adjustment and a sparsity aid increase.
“When you see legislation proposed that will have a direct, positive impact on your district, it is something to get excited about,” said Rep. Tittl. “Children in my community will have better educational opportunities because of this bill.”
The bill would increase the low-revenue ceiling for school districts from $9,100 to $9,400, with $100 increases each subsequent school year until the ceiling reaches $9,800. Additionally, the bill provides more sparsity aid funding. Per pupil payments would jump from $300 to $400 for school districts with less than 745 children and with less than 10 members per square mile. Sparsity aid would provide around $6,454,600 for the 2018-2019 school year.
The bill contains a referendum protection giving voters a say in regard to the amount of school district taxing in their area. If an operating referendum fails, the low-revenue ceiling cannot increase for at least three years, unless voters approve the increase.
The bill had a public hearing in the Assembly Committee on Education on Jan. 25th. An executive session is scheduled for Feb. 1st.
For more information on school district eligibility and available aid, visit: