2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
October 8, 2015 - Introduced by Representatives Stuck, Berceau, Billings,
Brostoff, Doyle, Goyke, Hesselbein, Jorgensen, Kessler, Kolste, Meyers,
Milroy, Ohnstad, Pope, Quinn, Sargent, Sinicki, Spreitzer, C. Taylor and
Zamarripa, cosponsored by Senators Lassa,
Ringhand and Harris Dodd.
Referred to Committee on Education.
1An Act to amend
121.15 (1) (a) of the statutes; relating to: state aid payments
2to school districts.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill changes the manner in which state aid is paid to school districts.
Under current law, the Department of Public Instruction (department) pays
state aid to school districts for each school year in the following four installments:
15 percent in September, 25 percent in December, 25 percent in March, and 35
percent in June. Current law also requires the department to make a payment of
$75,000,000 to school districts on the 4th Monday in July of the following school year
and to proportionately reduce the percentages described above for the current school
year to reflect this lump sum payment.
This bill changes the percentage of state aid paid in each installment to 25
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
121.15 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Each school district shall receive
15% 25 percent
of its total aid 5
entitlement in September, 25% 25 percent
of its total aid entitlement in December,
125% 25 percent
of its total aid entitlement in March and 35% 25 percent
of its total 2
aid entitlement in June.