Monday, December 11th

Wisconsin’s state legislature has yet to pass a budget for this year and those hang ups have left school districts up in the air.

There are some important provisions in the budget that districts need to know before they can confidently pass their own budgets.

The state has offered the idea of a per pupil increase to school funding that would help a lot of smaller districts, but there’s also a suggestion to make school districts pay 12 percent of health insurance premiums.

“Hopefully the per pupil increase stays,” Melrose-Mindoro superintendent Del DeBerg said. “It could change overnight though.”

DeBerg has presented a rough budget in the past few school board meetings, but stresses it isn’t final until they know what help they will get from the state.