28 Jun '14, 12am

Latest News: Struggling Wisconsin School Districts to Receive Thousands in Transportation Aid

Districts are eligible for high-cost transportation aid if their school busing costs exceed 150 percent of the statewide average cost per member, according to DPI. State Superintendent Tony Evers, Sen.Luther Olsen and the State Superintendent’s Rural Advisory Council collaborated on creating the new categorical aid as a way to reduce disproportionately high transportation expenses. Evers recommended the aid as part of his 2013-2015 budget request and it was approved by the full legislature and governor as part of the biennial budget. “The state must continue to recognize the ever-changing needs of school districts,” Evers said. “Addressing the burden that transportation costs were putting on district budgets helps schools focus their resources on student learning. This is a good first step and I look forward to working on additional school funding issue.” State law require...

Full article: http://www.stnonline.com/home/latest-news/6163-struggling...

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