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DPI Releases Figures on 2023-24 General School Aids

by | Oct 13, 2023 | Legislative Update Blog, State Issue

From a DPI press release: The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today posted state general school aids that school districts will receive during the current school year. The information published includes certified general school aid amounts for each school district, as well as 2023-24 student enrollment numbers for independent charter schools and private schools participating in state parental choice programs. The enrollment numbers are used to determine the dollar amounts to be deducted or withheld from school districts’ aid payments to fund state parental choice programs.

General school aids are the largest form of state support for PK-12 schools in Wisconsin and are based on prior year data. Private school choice and independent charter school programs are funded based on current year data. The DPI is required by state law to release the certified aid figures by Oct. 15 of each year. The general school aid amounts for school districts are calculated using student counts and year-end financial data from the previous school year (2022-23). This data replaces preliminary aid estimates released in July.

Aid amounts for each school district can be found on the department’s School Financial Services webpage, both alphabetically and by percent change. General school aids are paid in four installments during the school year.

For more information and for a full news release, visit the Wisconsin DPI’s news release website.

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