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Budget committee ties more tech college aid 
to performance

 

April 18, 2015

MADISON - The Legislature's finance committee has approved a plan that would tie a greater portion of technical colleges' state aid to performance.

Currently 90 percent of state aid is distributed to the colleges based on property values. Ten percent is distributed based on performance in multiple areas, including placing students in jobs related to their fields and degrees awarded in high-demand fields.

Gov. Scott Walker's budget calls for basing 40 percent of state aid on performance beginning in 2017, 50 percent in 2018 and 100 percent in 2019. The finance committee voted unanimously Friday to tie 30 percent of state aid to performance beginning in 2017 and holding at that rate annually.