For the 2017-18 school year, private schools will receive voucher payments of $7,530 for each K-8 student and $8,176 for each 9-12 student. The total cost of vouchers in Wisconsin is estimated at
$269.7 million for the 2017-18 school year -- an increase of about $25.5 million from last year.
Check out our *NEW* 2017-18 charts on the "Funding Charts" page, summarizing general aid reductions to school districts due to the Racine and statewide voucher programs. Grouped by state senate district, they include information to make contacting your state senator easier!
We believe public schools are critical to the health and vitality of Wisconsin's communities. Public school funding is both a local and a state issue - while citizens can impact the local level directly (by electing school board members and talking with them, voting on referenda, etc.), some aspects at the local level are driven by state laws (state funding formulas and statutes, etc.). We oppose any efforts to privatize our educational system and we support the full implementation of State Superintendent Tony Evers' Fair Funding for Our Future proposal.
We do not defend or support any special interests or political parties.
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