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State Aid Down for La Crosse Schools


LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The La Crosse School District will receive two million dollars less in state aid this year compared to 2012 according to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
The department released its annual report Wednesday. The report shows more than 200 school districts will receive more aid this year compared to last and about 200 districts will receive less aid. The department says increased funding for voucher programs is a large part of the drop in funding around the state.
The La Crosse School District is also working to pay back loans from 2008 and 2012, but the decrease in aid does not effect current school programs. Although, according to Janet Rosseter, it will cause property taxes to rise slightly.

Janet Rosseter is the Executive Director of Business Services for the La Crosse School District. She said, "We have to review all of that information with the board yet, but preliminarily we expect that the increase will be about 82 dollars per $100,000 in property value."

Onalaska lost some state aid this year as well, receiving $120,000 less aid than last year.

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