School-level per pupil school expenditure data for Wisconsin school districts and independent charter schools are available in the WISEdash Public Portal.
The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (Title I, section 1111) introduced a new requirement for each local education agency (LEA) to report expenditures to their state education agency (SEA), which would in turn report that information to the U.S. Department of Education. Under this reporting requirement, expenditures are reported by school, by funding source (either with federal funds or with state or local funds) and by per-pupil. The School Financial Services (SFS) team worked with the Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials and other stakeholders to develop an online collection tool that assists districts and other Wisconsin LEAs with meeting this requirement.
Statement on Implementation of the ESSA Fiscal Transparency Requirement
DPI has implemented the ESSA school level per-pupil expenditure reporting requirement starting with 2018-19 data, which is available in the WISEdash Public Portal. Data for 2019-20 was released in early March 2021 and data for 2020-21 will be released in early March 2022.
- The ESSA SLR Resources page has information for parents and the public, school leaders, and business officials to better understand the requirement and information being reported.
- The SLR Data Reporting Format page describes the structure of how per-pupil school spending data are identified and reported.
- The Help with Common SLR Issues and School Level Reporting FAQ pages are there to assist local district/LEA staff complete the reporting requirement.
- District/LEA staff access the School Level Reporting application via the Wisconsin State Finance Portal (WiSFiP).