Most Wisconsin school districts to see aid increase

Posted at 1:55 PM, Jul 01, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Most public schools in Wisconsin will get more state aid for next school year.

The state Department of Public Instruction released new figures Friday showing that 61 percent of schools will see an increase. That is 260 out of 424 districts.

Aid as budgeted will go up just over $108 million to about $4.6 billion.

The numbers will be adjusted and on Oct. 15 districts will be told of their certified aid amounts for the year.

Most schools will get more aid even though all districts will have aid cut 1.4 percent, or $64 million, to pay for students enrolled in independent charter schools.

The aid estimates don't account for deductions individual districts will see to pay for students attending private voucher schools outside of Milwaukee.