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Counting Children


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One of the most important tasks in creating a school district’s budget is in counting children and determining the membership data. This data is used to determine both the current year’s revenue limit and to establish next school years state equalization aid.


Challenge Academy

The Wisconsin National Guard Challenge Academy is a residential program committed to improving the quality of life for 16 to 18 year old at-risk teens. In the residential phase, much of the Cadets’ time is spent in classrooms where preparing for the High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) testing is the priority.

Group and Foster Home

Wisconsin State Statue 121.05(4) permits a school district to apply for and receive an adjustment to their equalization aid membership count for students living in certain group or foster homes that were not counted for membership.

Pupil Count PI-1563

To count pupils during the regular school year, the School Financial Services Team provides a "reporting portal" through which districts will access all required SFS reports. This webpage assists the district staff assigned to complete this report.

Summer-Interim Sessions

Students who participate in the district's summer-interim programs will also impact the district finances. Membership for summer and interim session classes is reported to the DPI using the School Finance Reporting Portal. The PI-1804 worksheets are completed and used for reporting the required information.

Counting Public School 9th Graders for the Personal Electronic Computing Device Grant (PECDG)

This webpage will guide each public school district applying for the PECD grant in 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 on how to provide the School Financial Services team with their 9th grade membership for the previous school year to the school year when the grant application is to be submitted.  The data collected will be used when your district applies for the 2018-2019 PECDG later this school year and the PECDG in 2019-2020.

For questions about this information, contact (608) 267-9114