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wisconsin Considers Funding Changes for Rural Schools

...free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time.   Two wisconsin state legislators have introduced a bill intended to help rural districts facing serious financial challenges. The Rural Schools Initiative would cushion the financial impact for districts with rapidly declining enrollment by giving districts two additional years over which to average their student count. That count is the basis on which much of the state’s share of school funding ...
Date: 2009-05-27

wisconsin Funding Plan Unveiled

...ee and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. As planned, wisconsin Superintendent of Education Tony Evers has made his biennial budget proposal in the form of a new funding plan for state, which he has titled, “Fair Funding for Our Future.” As reported in July RSFN, Evers proposes to revamp the way the state pays for schools by reducing the role of property values and property taxes in the formula. The Fair Funding plan, which Evers is curr...
Date: 2010-12-21

wisconsin Network Proposes New Funding Plan

...ance Network, a coalition of nine education organizations, has been presenting its plan to overhaul wisconsin’s school finance system in a series of events across the state. The state Assembly and Senate will hear the plan as well. Among the Network’s members are the School Administrator’s Alliance, the wisconsin Association of School Boards, wisconsin Education Association Council, and the wisconsin Parent Teacher Association.   The plan, which took two years to develop...
Date: 2009-04-01

wisconsin Rural Schools Banking on Local Voters

...ime of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. The fate of many rural school in wisconsin rests on referenda scheduled for early April as districts struggle to cope with declining enrollments, falling state aide, healthcare costs, and revenue caps. Districts in the state must ask voters’ permission to override these caps, implemented in 1993, when funding runs short. Districts now regularly use the referenda to request funding for maintenance and programming, not for co...
Date: 2010-03-26

wisconsin Schools Stand to Gain in New Funding Formula Proposal

...osting, but may require registration or expire over time. A new school funding proposal could give wisconsin schools an additional $900 million if it is successful in the next legislative session. Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers is the author of the proposal, which will probably not be debated until after fall elections. Elements of Evers’ plan include providing a minimum level of state aid for all students, adding a poverty factor to the formula, and expanding aid for rur...
Date: 2010-07-23

2010 Rural School and Community Trust / Fund For Teachers Grant Recipients

...y School, Gainesville Librarian Rebecca Grisham visited the homes of Laura Ingalls Wilder in Iowa, wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota to enhance and inspire students' personal connection with reading. Resources  Presentation: Laura Ingalls Wilder: Inspiring Students to Make a Personal Connection With Reading  Curriculum: Laura Ingalls Wilder: Inspiring Students to Make a Personal Connection With Reading     NORTH CAROLINA   Northwest High School, Littleton...
Date: 2010-10-26

A Year of Civics in Action: 2004-2005

...igh School also worked on funding issues using "Our Schools, Our Voices" curriculum. wisconsin Students Reach Out to the Elderly (Frederic High School, WI) After surveying to find out what major issues are facing Frederic's schools and community, students designed a number of projects to address the need for better relationships between students and elders in the community. Throughout the year, 25-30 students visited a local nursing home once a week and launched a "comm...
Date: 2005-06-16

ACE Act Would Ease Title I Inequities

...a), Richard Hanna (R-New York), Ruben Hinajosa (D-Texas), Mike Kelly (R-Pennsylvania), Tom Petri (R-wisconsin), Todd Russell Platts (R-Pennsylvania), Mike Ross (D-Arkansas), Louise Slaughter (D-New York), and GT Thompson (R-Pennsylvania). The Rural Trust has led the effort to bring Title I inequities to the attention of Congress through its coordination of the Formula Fairness Campaign. The Campaign is co-sponsored by a 26 organizations and supported by citizens across the country working ...
Date: 2011-07-29

All Children are Equal Act (H.R. 2485) to be Considered by the House Education and the Workforce Committee

... Republicans John Kline, Minnesota (Chairman) Thomas E. Petri, wisconsin Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, California Judy Biggert, Illinois Todd Russell Platts, Pennsylvania Joe Wilson, South Carolina Virginia Foxx, North Carolina Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Duncan D. Hunter, California David P. Roe, Tennessee Glenn Thompson, Pennsylvania ...
Date: 2011-11-29

Anything But Research-based: State Initiatives to Consolidate Schools and Districts

... a three-year rolling average of enrollment or enrollment in the previous year. Finance formulas in wisconsin and Vermont hold districts harmless from the previous year. Inter-local Sharing Incentives. Some states encourage inter-local cooperation as an alternative to consolidation. Iowa has promoted whole-grade sharing and North Dakota offers a wide range of financial incentives to districts that enter inter-local sharing agreements that cut per pupil costs. Limits on bus times. A few...
Date: 2006-03-06

Battles Continue Over Teacher Employment Issues

...idential election year of 2015–16, and Duncan has hinted they could be delayed another year. wisconsin: Contract negotiations Arguably the most rancorous political debates over teacher contracts occurred in wisconsin in 2011. Teachers and others vigorously opposed Act 10, which eliminated most collective bargaining rights for public employees. The law, championed by Republican Governor Scott Walker, made it illegal for employers to negotiate anything other than minimal salary increases. ...
Date: 2014-09-24

Facts and Figures About Elected Chief State School Officers

...daho, Indiana, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington, wisconsin, and Wyoming. Read more from the December 2008 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2008-12-03

Facts and Figures About States With Funding Parity in Rural School Districts

...ng as other rural schools? Answer: Delaware, Arizona, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Alabama, wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Maryland. It is important to note that many of these states have some of the most poorly funded rural schools in the nation. The fact that there’s not a lot of variation among districts is often because nearly all rural schools lack adequate resources. For more information about “equity,” which provides fairly similar levels of fiscal suppo...
Date: 2011-02-24

Links to Other Rural Education Resources

... a stake in school improvement, just as schools have a stake in the education of teachers.   wisconsin Rural Challenge wisconsin Rural Partners, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization, chartered to pursue an educational mission dedicated to building collaborative partnerships across the public and private sectors for the benefit of rural wisconsin. wisconsin Rural Partners' mission is 'to build networks, leadership and voice for rural wisconsin." wisconsin Rural Part...
Date: 2009-09-18
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Montana Considers Draconian Cuts

... may require registration or expire over time. As the state’s budget crisis worsens, many in wisconsin see the budget-cutting options as violating a court ruling on school finance. The Montana Legislative Services Fiscal Division (LFD) has recommended that the state’s share of education funding be reduced to 30% and that local property taxes be raised by two-thirds. Other proposed cuts included the consolidation of very small districts, cutting funding for dropout prevention, and r...
Date: 2010-07-23