Fair Funding for Our Future

We can reinvest in education and enact school finance reform while holding the line on property taxes.

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What would the plan mean for my district?

Fair Funding for Our Future is a realistic and ready first step, providing solutions that are good education policy and have received bipartisan support.


News Releases:

"Reinvesting in our schools through Fair Funding," Nov. 12, 2012

"New aid builds for the future," Nov. 12, 2012

"Investing in Education," (editorial), Nov. 13, 2012


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The Fair Funding for Our Future plan:

  • Fixes Wisconsin's school funding formula to be fair, sustainable, and transparent
  • Creates a path back to state two-thirds funding
  • Holds the line on property taxes
  • Guarantees state funding for every student
  • Strengthens rural schools
  • Accounts for family income and poverty
  • Directs all state aid right to schools
  • Provides additional revenue limit authority to all school districts

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Fair Funding Plan Overview

schoolhouse graphic illustrating key elements of Fair Funding for Our Future school finance plan (links to pdf)

Fair Funding Principles

2013-15 Education Budget Request Overview

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Fair Funding Presentation

State School Aids Decline Over Last Decade


Restoring Revenue Limit Authority

graph showing increases in general school aid and School Levy Tax Credit in recent decades (links to pdf)

Growth in General Aid vs. Levy Credit

Levy Increase Under Current Law

Levy Impact Under Fair Funding Plan

Fair Funding Impact by School District


For more information, contact fair.funding@dpi.wi.gov or 608-266-8687.


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