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ESSA School Level Reporting - Financial Transparency

School-level per pupil school expenditure data for Wisconsin school districts and independent charter schools are available in the WISEdash Public Portal.

Overview

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.

Implementation

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 will be released in early March 2021.

More Information

For questions about this information, contact Daniel Bush (608) 266-6968