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Conceptualizing the Equalization Aid Formula

K-12 Guarantees (using 2020-21 October 15th Certification of General Aid Data)

  • Primary Cost Ceiling = $1,000
  • Secondary Cost Ceiling = $10,030
  • Primary Guarantee = $1,930,000
  • Secondary Guarantee = $1,451,514
  • Tertiary Guarantee = $656,434
Equalized Value Per Pupil
Cost Per Pupil Col. 1 - Up to $656,434 per pupil Col. 2 - Above $656,434 up to $1,451,514 Col. 3 - Above $1,451,514 up to $1,930,000 Col. 4 - Above $1,930,000 per pupil
Primary Level: Up to $1,000 per Pupil Positive Aid Positive Aid Positive Aid Zero Aid
Secondary Level: Above $1,000 up to $10,030 per Pupil Positive Aid Positive Aid Negative Aid Negative Aid
Tertiary Level: Over $10,030 per Pupil Positive Aid Negative Aid Negative Aid Negative Aid

In any given scenario, aid received by a district would be the total of the actual amounts of aid on each row of a column. The sum total of aid will never be less than the amount found in row one (primary level) of the appropriate column.

K-8 and UHS districts should consult their aid certification worksheet for Guarantees for their type of district.

For questions about this information, contact dpifin@dpi.wi.gov (608) 267-9114