Schools get sense of how much 
they'll be cut

June 11, 2009

MADISON - A new analysis gives Wisconsin schools a sense of how much money they will be losing under the proposed state budget.

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau analysis released Wednesday shows possible effects of a 3.1 percent cut in aid next year. Actual aid calculations for next year, taking into account property values and other data, have yet to be completed.

The report used this year's data to give a general view of reductions schools should expect. The cuts are part of the state budget scheduled to be debated on Thursday in the Assembly.

Milwaukee schools would only be cut 2 percent, but Madison would be reduced 13 percent. Green Bay would lose 2.5 percent, Beloit 1 percent, Janesville 2 percent and Wausau 2.4 percent.

Associated Press