Incentives for consolidating school districts

03 Mar

On average, Illinois school districts serve just 2,399 students per district, the fifth-lowest among states with school populations over 1 million.

117.08 or 117.09, in the school year in which the consolidation takes effect and in each of the subsequent 4 school years, the amounts under pars. and 121.105(3) for school district consolidations that are effective on or after July 1, 1995, as determined by the department. Stats., Special Adjustment Aids "In the school year in which a school district consolidation takes effect under s.117.08 or 117.09 and in each of the subsequent 4 school years, the consolidated school district’s state aid shall be an amount that is not less than the aggregate state aid received by the consolidating school districts in the school year prior to the school year in which the consolidation takes effect.

Legislatures and governors recently have given increased attention to school district consolidation.

Facing mounting budget shortfalls and searching desperately for avenues to cut spending, some state leaders have examined possible savings by forcing smaller districts to close.

(a) to (bm) shall be multiplied by 1.15 and rounded to the next lower dollar." S.121.90(2) Wis. 79.095(4) for the current school year, except that "state aid" excludes all of the following: (a) Any additional aid that a school district receives as a result of ss. " Spendable Revenue Outside State Revenue Controls On the revenue limit calculation worksheet, for each of the five years after the effective date of the consolidation, the district would enter the equalization aid calculated on the combined district factors without the 1.15 multiplier.

Stats., Revenue Limit Definitions (The sum of state equalization aid and the property tax levy.) "State aid" means aid under ss. VI, as calculated for the current school year on October 15 under s. In the five years after the effective date of the consolidation, the aid guarantee, under 121.105(3), for the new consolidated district has already been determined.