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1 State Superintendent Evers Fair Funding for our Future Plan For more details visit: Fairfundingforourfuture.org

2 Growing Poverty in WI Change in Free & Reduced Lunch ( ) The Challenge

3 Deep Cuts in School Funding Impact of 5% School Revenue Limit Reduction The Challenge

4 Fewer Educators & Staff Wisconsin schools cut more than 3,000 educators last year, many of which could be restored under the Fair Funding Plan. The Challenge

5 Two (related) Problems How we slice the pie… (School Funding Formula) And the size of the pie… (State School Aid/Revenue Limits) DPI budget wil address both issues.

6 School Funding – Simplified! Property Tax Levy State Aid Revenue Limit $4,900$5,300$10,200 ***The impact on individual property taxes varies with home values*** Average

7 REINVEST REFORM RESTORE THE 3R S OF FAIR FUNDING : REINVEST, REFORM & RESTORE Prioritize Education Funding

8 3Rs: REINVEST in Public Schools Return to reasonable Revenue Limits growth

9 3Rs: REINVEST in Public Schools Reinvest in State Aid to support local schools

10 1.Establish Minimum Aid Per Student: 1.Establish Minimum Aid Per Student: Ensure the State invests at least $3,000 per student in every Wisconsin kid. 2.Incorporate Ability to Pay (Poverty Factor): 2.Incorporate Ability to Pay (Poverty Factor): Account for local property wealth and family income in school funding. 3.Increase Transparency: 3.Increase Transparency: Transfer the levy credit into state aid, so all school funding would go directly to districts. 4.Provide Predictability & Sustainability: 4.Provide Predictability & Sustainability: Index revenue limits and state aid to inflation to keep pace with costs. 3Rs: REFORM School Funding Formula

11 Restore respect in education starting with parents and teachers. add back staff to reduce class sizes and restore cutsProvide crucial resources to add back staff to reduce class sizes and restore cuts to career and technical education as well as electives like music, art, and physical education. Expand access to technology, next generation learning and career- and college-ready assessments like ACT. 3Rs: RESTORE Respect for Education

12 Questions?


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