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Port-Saukville District Sees 10 Percent Drop in State School Revenue

Aid cut in 97 percent of districts statewide, despite growing numbers of students in suburban areas.

State aid to the will drop a little more than 10 percent from last year, according to figures released Friday by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

The district will receive $12,980,588, compared to $14,430,278 in 2010-11, a drop of $1,449,690. Statewide, 97 percent of districts saw a drop in state aid, according to the DPI. The state's biennial budget cut overall general aid to schools by 8.4 percent.

The aid is based on final official enrollment counts figured on the third Friday in September. In the Port Washington-Saukville School District, this was an increase of 27 students, as reported in the Ozaukee Press.

Increasing student numbers seem to be the trend in Milwaukee suburban districts, while enrollment at Milwaukee Public Schools has steadily declined over the last decade, according to an article on JSOnline.com.

Jim L. Olson October 14, 2011 at 10:05 PM
Kudos to our teachers for paying part of their own retirement and insurance benefits. This and other cuts have enabled us to avoid any staff reductions and program cuts. I hope everyone is mindful that this also means that a lot of public employees will have less money to spend in our communities. It does show how people can work together, acting in good faith, to bring about needed change.
Ben Franklin October 15, 2011 at 03:04 PM
I hope Jim realizes that us professionals and labororers out in the private sector have faced the same issues of paying into our retirement and insurance benifits while enduring pay freezes and give backs over the last 30 years. We also have had less money to spend in the community. I do acnolege this is a shock to most workers in the public sector, it is not fair, and it is upsetting. But like my boss told me 25 years ago when we had to take a pay cut and start paying into our benifit package. Either we do this or you are free to find another JOB.

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