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May 23, 2016

Extreme Inequality: MPS Per Student Funding Compared to the Surrounding Suburban Districts

Filed under: Inequality,Racism — millerlf @ 11:16 am
 Following are per-pupil state funds comparing MPS to Milwaukee’s suburban districts.

These figures are based on audited 2014-15 figures and the three-year rolling average enrollment figure:

(2014-15 – SOURCE: WI Department of Public Instruction, School Financial Service Data Warehouse Standard Reports, Revenue Limit Per Member )

MPS Revenue Limit per pupil=$10,261

Mequon = $10,662 per pupil = $401 higher per pupil = $32.6 million annually if applied to MPS.

WFB =$11,248 per pupil = $987 higher per pupil = $80.2 million annually if applied to MPS.

Elmbrook = $11,568 per pupil = $1,307 higher per pupil = $106.2 million annually if applied to MPS

Glendale-River Hills = $12,752 per pupil = $2,491 higher per pupil = $202 million annually if applied to MPS.

Fox Point J2 =$13,577 per pupil = $3,316 higher per pupil = $269 million annually if applied to MPS.

Maple Dale  Indian Hill =$17,231 per pupil = $6,970 higher per pupil = $566 million annually if applied to MPS.

Nicolet =$17,794 per pupil = $7,713 higher per pupil = $626.5 million annually if applied to MPS.

 

These numbers are based on revenue limit comparisons. The revenue limit is the most important and accurate figure when comparing funding across districts and students.

The revenue limit is the ceiling, the highest amount of money that a district can bring in before other specific categorical aids that are tied to students with disabilities, poverty, ELL etc. are brought into the mix. Districts meet their revenue limit through a combination of state aid and local tax dollars.

 

 

1 Comment »

  1. Reblogged this on Stop the Takeover of MPS.

    Comment by lightbrigading — October 2, 2016 @ 10:47 pm | Reply


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