The state Department of Public Instruction says most Wisconsin school districts will benefit from an increase in state aid during the upcoming school year.
Estimates released by DPI Friday show general aid to schools is increasing by about $108 million, to a total of $4.6 billion. The agency says 61 percent of school districts will receive more aid, which amounts to 260 of the state’s 424 school districts.
While most schools are getting more money, aid across the board is also being cut by 1.4 percent to pay for 7,800 students enrolled in independent charter schools – at a cost of about $64 million. The estimates also do not include any reductions in aid districts outside of Milwaukee may see from students who are attending private voucher schools.