MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State support for K-12 public schools in Wisconsin has increased slightly.

A report from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau released Tuesday shows that state support for schools last year was 62.7 percent of costs. That’s up from 62.3 percent in 2014 and 62 percent in 2013.

The state used to have a commitment to funding two-thirds of schools’ costs, but that was eliminated in 2003.

The Norris School District ranked highest in state support at 99 percent. It was followed by Wauzeka-Steuben, Beloit, Boscobel and Norwalk-Ontario.

Washington Island got the lowest level of support at nearly 20 percent.

Numerous factors play into the percentage of state support schools receive, including property values, poverty levels and how much aid targeted for specific needs is delivered.

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Comments (2)
  1. Dan Mack says:

    We have borders and strategic interests in – FIVE – bordering States as well as Canada, yet the propaganda machine at CCzero only reports on Wisconsin. Oh that’s right, they will decide according to what fits their agenda what you see, and hide the rest. I guess it is irrelevant what Iowa spends on schools.

  2. Public education is an illegal liberal church system — taxing people who don’t have children in public schools and forcing citizens to respect their establishment of religion.

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