Equalization Aid - Section F of Basic Facts

General Information

Wisconsin State Equalization Aid is general financial assistance to public school districts for use in funding a broad range of school district operational expenditures. The purposes for which general aid can be used are not restricted as they would be in a categorical aid program. Categorical aids must be used for a specific purpose or category of program, whereas general aid may be used for any expenditure the district deems necessary.

By October 15 of each year, Equalization Aids for the current fiscal year are computed with the most accurate data available from the prior fiscal year Annual Report, September and January Membership Reports, and equalized property valuations as certified by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue for the prior calendar year. Resulting aid amounts, modified by the prior year final aid eligibility adjustments, are paid to districts during the current fiscal year.

In June, final current year aid eligibility is computed using audited district information. Differences in computed aid amounts between October and June become the final aid eligibility adjustments and are applied to the September payment in the following fiscal year.

The following links will provide further insight into Equalization Aid:

2014-2015 Equalization Aid Information

October 15 Certification of 2014-15 General Aid - Ceilings and Guarantees

Click on Worksheets (DPI-Production) to access prior-year aid worksheets.

Equalization Aid Listings Printed in Basic Facts, Section F
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Equalization Aid Listings Printed in Basic Facts, Section F
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If you have questions about Basic Facts, Section F or need additional information or clarification about General Aid, please contact the Department of Public Instruction, School Financial Services, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7841, (608) 266-6968.

For questions about this information, contact dpifin@dpi.wi.gov (608) 267-9114