On July 8, 2021 Governor Evers signed AB 68, the 2021-23 state biennial budget, into law as 2021 Act 58 (with partial vetoes). The documents below summarizes action on the state budget for K-12 school funding, public libraries and lifelong learning, and the Department's operations.
*For a summary of budget provisions for all state agencies, see the Legislative Fiscal Bureau's summary of the 2021-23 Biennial Budget.
Governor Evers' 2021-23 Biennial Budget Proposal
Additional Special Education Categorical Aid under the Governor's Proposal to Raise Reimbursement Rates (May 2021) - simulation of additional aid that school districts would have received if the Governor's proposal to reimburse costs at 45% and 50% had been in place for FY20 and FY21 (respectively).
On February 16, 2021, Governor Evers released his 2021-23 biennial budget proposal for the State of Wisconsin (i.e., the budget bill). The 2021-23 budget bill will be deliberated by the Legislative Joint Committee on Finance (JCF) over the next few months, and then move on to the Legislature for consideration and final adoption. The final 2021-23 budget bill will then be sent to the Governor for signing. This web page will be updated to include information on changes made to the 2021-23 budget bill by the Legislature, as well as a summary of the provisions of the final budget act (as signed by the Governor) that impact K-12 education, public libraries, and DPI operations.
2021 AB 68 / SB 111 - full text of budget bill
Information about the 2021-23 budget bill for all state agencies is available on the Legislative Fiscal Bureau website
The Department of Public Instruction submitted its 2021-23 Biennial Budget request in full on November 9, 2020. The department's request includes funding and program changes for K-12 School Aids, for Public Libraries, and for department’s operating budget. The department will update this web page as new information on the 2021-23 biennial budget becomes available.
DPI's 2021-23 Budget Request for K-12 School Aids, Public Libraries, and Agency Operations - November 9, 2020 (full decision item narratives)