2013-15 State Budget Information


Final 2013-15 Biennial Budget as signed into law

DPI Summary

Full budget document

DPI presentation: Challenges for Wisconsin: School Finance & Vouchers (updated Sept. 23, 2014): PowerPoint | PDF


Materials from Budget Process

Governor's Budget Request (DPI Summary)

Funding by School Type: Per-Pupil | Net Increase

Issue Papers

Vouchers: Poverty in Wisconsin Private Schools | Statewide Voucher Subsidy Cost Implications | Projected Voucher Costs | A brief history of voucher expansion | Expansion | Recent research on Milwaukee | Special needs

Charters: Statewide board | Requirements

Rural Schools: Impacts

Technology: Digital learning | SSIS | WISEdash / WISElearn


Evers Memo to Gov. Walker: Veto Recommendations for 2013-15 Budget Bill (June 25, 2013)

Public encouraged to ask questions about budget provision: Legislation potentially restricts release of voucher school data (June 20, 2013)

Evers Statement: Assembly blows through voucher cap (June 20, 2013)

Evers Statement: Voucher expansion inflated yet again: Previous limits couldn't last two weeks (June 19, 2013)

Evers Statement: Our kids deserve better (June 5, 2013)

Evers statement: Voucher expansion ‘deal’ a Trojan horse: Beware legislators bearing gifts (May 9, 2013)

Evers Statement: Revenue projection opens opportunity for Fair Funding (May 9, 2013)

Assessment data in Milwaukee voucher schools, including demographics and opt-outs (2013)

Setting the record straight: There are no “D or F” schools in Wisconsin By Miles Turner, executive director, Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators (Apr 12, 2013)

Evers testimony to Joint Finance Committee (Mar 21, 2013)

Evers calls for reinvestment in public education (Mar 21, 2013)

Statement on 2013-15 budget bill (Feb 21, 2013)

Statement on preview of state budget for education (Feb 17, 2013)

Local Coverage of Education Budget Impacts
Jun 17 WSAW, Channel 7, Wausau State budget raises concerns for public school officials
Jun 14 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel School funding bump less than what it appears, memo says
Jun 3 Oshkosh Area School Board News release on resolution (opposing voucher expansion, special education vouchers, state-appointed charter board; advocating $200/pupil aid increase)
More local coverage...
Coverage of Voucher Proposals
Jun 18 Appleton Post-Crescent Official speaks out against vouchers
Jun 17 Baraboo News Republic Educators speak out against voucher expansion
Jun 5 Ripon Commonwealth Press Editorial: Is Wisconsin giving up on public schools?
More voucher coverage...


State Superintendent Tony Evers' Budget Proposal


State Superintendent's Biennial Budget Request, 2013-15

Highlight Summary of Biennial Budget Request, 2013-15


small map of wisconsin color coded by school district


News Release:  Reinvesting in our schools through Fair Funding (Nov. 12, 2012)

News Release:  New aid builds for the future (Nov. 12, 2012)

Editorial: Investing in Education (Nov. 13, 2012)

Maps: Fair Funding Impact by School District

District Impact Estimates

Fair Funding for Our Future website


Budget Background Information


Additional information on legislation from 2011-13 legislative session


Special Education Changes
under AB-110

DPI Testimony to Assembly Committee on Education

Additional Questions about AB-110


Charter School Changes under SB-22

DPI Position on SB-22 and AB-51 as amended by Joint Committee on Finance (Nov 3, 2011)

map of Wisconsin showing effect of charter funding changes on different districts

Map: How will the proposed changes in charter school funding affect different districts?

DPI Testimony to Assembly Committee on Education

DPI Testimony to Senate Committee on Education

Spreadsheet: Impact of Charter School Changes by School, Senate, and Assembly District




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