Statewide school spending fell more than 5 percent

Wisconsin public schools budgeted to spend $10.28 billion in 2011-12, or 5.4% less than the previous year, a new report by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance shows. The cutback was imposed on districts by the state, which rolled back school revenue … Continue reading

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School board has plans for extra cash from low Oaklawn construction costs

School officials plan to use extra cash from low construction costs on the new Oaklawn Elementary School for added perks, such as a solar hot water heating system and furniture for a cyber café. Taxpayers approved a referendum allowing the district … Continue reading

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State aid to Oshkosh schools down 2 percent

Oshkosh schools will lose almost $1 million in state aid this year, according to certified amounts released Monday. The district will get $51.4 million from the state. That’s $911,700, or nearly 2 percent, less than last year. The state’s share … Continue reading

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