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Many Chippewa Valley school districts to get more state aid

Chippewa Valley (WQOW) – A lot of school districts in the Chippewa Valley are set to have more money in their checkbooks in the coming year, while other schools are looking at less.

Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI) recently released estimates of general school aid, totaling nearly $5 billion to be shared among all the state’s school districts.

Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls and Altoona will see an increase in funding for the 2019-2020 school year. The Eau Claire Area School District is estimated to get $63,254,441. That’s nearly $2.5 million more than last school year (which was $60,789,036).

However, some districts will get much less aid. Chetek-Weyerhaeuser will get 15.06% less, $1,817,418 compared to 2018-2019 when they received $2,139,748. Pepin (-15.06%) and Osseo-Fairchild (-3.72%) will also get a smaller share this school year.

Officials said these estimates can help district’s plan budgets and projects, however they are subject to change based on state budget decisions. You can find the full list of DPI general aid estimates in the PDF below.

Samantha Wensel

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