It's unclear how the newly approved state budget will affect the Ripon Area School District.

    A series of changes to the revenue formula and aid for school districts built into the budget both help and hurt Ripon.

   How it will all shake out remains to be seen — though it appears the district’s budget won’t be as tight as originally expected.

   “The increases to the revenue limit might raise the tax rate; however, it is too early to forecast what the rate might be,” said Jonah Adams, business manager for the Ripon Area School District. “The mill rate will be affected by actual resident student enrollments in September, final state equalization aid amounts and changes in property values.

   “All of these factors are yet to be determined. We won’t know the actual mill rates until the middle of October when the Department of Revenue determines resident property values and the Department of Public Instruction finalizes Equalization Aid.”

   That being said, there is a lot the district does know about how revenue has changed for this year.

Read the full story in the July 11, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.