Franklin schools get big increase in state aid

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WI law requires that on or by Oct. 15 of each year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction provides the certified amount each public school district will receive in state aid. For the 2018-19 school year $4.656 billion has been appropriated for general state aid. This amounts to a $72.75 million (1.6 percent) increase in state general aids compared to last year.

Approximately 55 percent of the state’s public school districts (230 of 422) will receive more general state aid this school year than they did in 2017‑18. They include the Franklin district.

For the 2018-19 school year Franklin will receive $18,477,653 in state aid. Last year Franklin received $17,593,388. Franklin’s increase this year is $884,265 or 5.03%.

Last month the Franklin School Board adopted its budget before knowing if it would see an increase or decrease in state aid. So, the board could revise its budget now that state aid has been announced.

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