Incentives for consolidating school districts

Many are large, expensive and redundant bureaucracies that contribute to Illinois’ growing debt, waste and corruption.

If all school districts in Illinois managed half a dozen schools and thousands of children, the high count of districts might be justifiable. The reality is nearly half of Illinois school districts serve just one to two schools.

Many Illinoisans sense their property taxes are out of control, but not all of them know more than 60 percent of property-tax revenue goes toward their local school districts.

Summary The consolidation of schools and school districts is an ongoing issue in most of rural America.

Each year hundreds of communities face the closure of their local school or the loss of their local school district-and the school governance positions associated with the district.

Aid, Shared Costs, Valuation, Revenue The 2009-11 biennial budget bill (2009 Wisconsin Act 28) increased from 10% to 15% the equalization aid formula factors applicable for five years to newly-consolidated districts, starting in the 2009-10 school year.

The 2013-15 biennial budget bill (2013 Wisconsin Act 28) extended from five to seven years the length of time during which consolidated school districts receive additional equalization aid and special adjustment aid, with a phase out in years six and seven.

School District Reorganization is the umbrella term which includes consolidation, school district conversion, partial elementary unit district formation, annexation (detachment and dissolution), high school deactivation, and cooperative high school attendance centers.

Financial incentives are available for the above listed options except for detachment and annexation and high school deactivation.Beginning in 2016-17 the revenue limit for the fifth year following the year a consolidation is effective is increased by an amount equal to 75 percent of any additional aid the district got in the 4th year following the school year in which the consolidation took effect (see s.121.91(4).(L), Wisconsin statutes). Stats., Shared Cost "For a school district created by a consolidation under s.Scenario: If district A received 0,000 in equalization aid in the year prior to consolidation and district B received 0,000 in equalization aid in the year prior to consolidation, for the first five years of the consolidation, new district C would never receive less than

Financial incentives are available for the above listed options except for detachment and annexation and high school deactivation.Beginning in 2016-17 the revenue limit for the fifth year following the year a consolidation is effective is increased by an amount equal to 75 percent of any additional aid the district got in the 4th year following the school year in which the consolidation took effect (see s.121.91(4).(L), Wisconsin statutes). Stats., Shared Cost "For a school district created by a consolidation under s.Scenario: If district A received $500,000 in equalization aid in the year prior to consolidation and district B received $500,000 in equalization aid in the year prior to consolidation, for the first five years of the consolidation, new district C would never receive less than $1,000,000 in equalization aid, regardless of the current equalization aid formula. 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.Just look at the salaries and pensions of the top-paid school district administrators in Illinois.Eliminating those salaries and pension costs could save Illinoisans a great deal of money.(b) and (d) shall be multiplied by 1.15 and rounded to the next lowest dollar." S.121.07(7)(e)1. Stats., Guaranteed Valuation Per Member "For a school district created by a consolidation under s.

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Financial incentives are available for the above listed options except for detachment and annexation and high school deactivation.

Beginning in 2016-17 the revenue limit for the fifth year following the year a consolidation is effective is increased by an amount equal to 75 percent of any additional aid the district got in the 4th year following the school year in which the consolidation took effect (see s.121.91(4).(L), Wisconsin statutes). Stats., Shared Cost "For a school district created by a consolidation under s.

Scenario: If district A received $500,000 in equalization aid in the year prior to consolidation and district B received $500,000 in equalization aid in the year prior to consolidation, for the first five years of the consolidation, new district C would never receive less than $1,000,000 in equalization aid, regardless of the current equalization aid formula. 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.

Just look at the salaries and pensions of the top-paid school district administrators in Illinois.

Eliminating those salaries and pension costs could save Illinoisans a great deal of money.

(b) and (d) shall be multiplied by 1.15 and rounded to the next lowest dollar." S.121.07(7)(e)1. Stats., Guaranteed Valuation Per Member "For a school district created by a consolidation under s.

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Financial incentives are available for the above listed options except for detachment and annexation and high school deactivation.

Beginning in 2016-17 the revenue limit for the fifth year following the year a consolidation is effective is increased by an amount equal to 75 percent of any additional aid the district got in the 4th year following the school year in which the consolidation took effect (see s.121.91(4).(L), Wisconsin statutes). Stats., Shared Cost "For a school district created by a consolidation under s.

Scenario: If district A received $500,000 in equalization aid in the year prior to consolidation and district B received $500,000 in equalization aid in the year prior to consolidation, for the first five years of the consolidation, new district C would never receive less than $1,000,000 in equalization aid, regardless of the current equalization aid formula. 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.

Just look at the salaries and pensions of the top-paid school district administrators in Illinois.

,000,000 in equalization aid, regardless of the current equalization aid formula. 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.Just look at the salaries and pensions of the top-paid school district administrators in Illinois.Eliminating those salaries and pension costs could save Illinoisans a great deal of money.(b) and (d) shall be multiplied by 1.15 and rounded to the next lowest dollar." S.121.07(7)(e)1. Stats., Guaranteed Valuation Per Member "For a school district created by a consolidation under s.

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