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School Operations & Finance


The success of Wisconsin's public schools is due in part to the collaboration between local school districts, regional professional supports (also known as cooperative educational service agencies or CESAs), and the Department of Public Instruction. But the same system can seem confusing and overwhelming.

The topics in this section highlight the operations and financial working of Wisconsin schools including:

Educator Licensure
Rules & Laws
Voting & Taxes

Our School Funding System, and Why Change is Needed