What Does Revenue Limit Inequity Look Like in Wisconsin?
Revenue Limits are the set amount each district is allowed by the state to spend per pupil. These limits were set in 1993 and frozen under Governor Walker, so they are no longer increased yearly to adjust for inflation. The difference between the revenue limit and the amount of state aid received is paid for by the local property tax levy. In recent years, record percentages referenda have passed statewide as voters choose to raise taxes on themselves to cover basic needs of local schools. A recent Marquette law school poll found 80% of people want more funding for our public schools. Let’s call on lawmakers to fix Wisconsin’s broken funding formula and provide adequate resources to our public schools to guarantee that every student has equally opportunity and access to an excellent public education in our state!
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