Green Lake School District likely will see a small bump in state aid for 2017-18.
Sparsity aid will increase by $20 million statewide in Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal, the governor’s office announced last week Wednesday.
Green Lake Superintendent Mary Allen and the district are “guesstimating,” as she put it, the proposal will increase the district’s sparsity aid by about $25,000.
However, Allen also noted that general aid decreases by 15 percent each year, so “probably about $2,000” less will come to Green Lake in general aid.
The formula is based on enrollment and property value per pupil, and the funding will decrease until it hits zero, she added.
Read more of Allen's thoughts on the budget proposal in the Feb. 9, 2017 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.