Friday, July 5, 2013

State Aid picture remains rosy for Sun Prairie

Watch out because groups will soon be rushing out of the woodwork.

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI)'s July 1 estimate of state aid for the 2013-14 school year shows Sun Prairie getting 10.98% MORE aid than last year.

The most current budget estimates projected we'd receive a 10% increase over last year.

The net effect is that the district is receiving $3.8M more than last year, and $382K more than projected.

Let the spending begin!

Wait...this s only an estimate.  Maybe we shouldn't get too crazy just yet.  Maybe we should wait until the final numbers are in?

Nevertheless... it sure looks like great news.
Our only question is how sustainable is it?  And what happens when the increases stop?

Only 21 districts had a higher percentage increase.
Only 3 districts received a higher dollar increase: Racine, Green Bay, and West Allis.

229 districts will see a reduction in aid.
193 districts will see an increase.

Our friends in Middleton will see about a $570K DECREASE.