The same politicians that continue to push for a state takeover of Milwaukee Public Schools conveniently leave out the fact that students in MPS are grossly underfunded when compared to students in surrounding suburban districts. On Thursday, October 6, public education supporters across Wisconsin will “Walk In” to their schools early to cast a light on these shocking per pupil funding disparities.
| Following are per-pupil state funds comparing MPS to Milwaukee’s suburban districts.
These figures are based on audited 2014-15 figures and the three-year rolling average enrollment figure:
(2014-15 – SOURCE: WI Department of Public Instruction, School Financial Service Data Warehouse Standard Reports, Revenue Limit Per Member )
MPS Revenue Limit per pupil=$10,261
Mequon = $10,662 per pupil = $401 higher per pupil = $32.6 million annually if applied to MPS.
WFB =$11,248 per pupil = $987 higher per pupil = $80.2 million annually if applied to MPS.
Elmbrook = $11,568 per pupil = $1,307 higher per pupil = $106.2 million annually if applied to MPS
Glendale-River Hills = $12,752 per pupil = $2,491 higher per pupil = $202 million annually if applied to MPS.
Fox Point J2 =$13,577 per pupil = $3,316 higher per pupil = $269 million annually if applied to MPS.
Maple Dale Indian Hill =$17,231 per pupil =…
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