Educators support call for new aid formula
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin education leaders are praising a proposed dramatic reworking of how schools are funded.
The idea by state Superintendent Tony Evers unveiled Thursday would do away with $900 million in property tax credits for homeowners and instead give the money directly to schools.
The plan is missing many key details that would allow individual districts to know if they’d be better or worse off than they are now. Evers says those will be worked out this summer.
Representatives from the state’s largest teachers union, Wisconsin Education Association Council, and groups representing school boards and administrators showed their support by attending the news conference.
Reworking the formula has been talked about for years but never acted on.