2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
February 20, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Stuck, Pope, Anderson,
Berceau, Billings, Bowen, Considine, Doyle, Hesselbein, Kolste, Milroy,
Ohnstad, Sargent, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Subeck, Vruwink, Wachs and
Zamarripa, cosponsored by Senators Bewley and Wirch. Referred to
Committee on Education.
AB77,1,2 1An Act to amend 121.15 (1) (a) of the statutes; relating to: state aid payments
2to school districts.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill changes the manner in which state aid is paid to school districts.
Under current law, the Department of Public Instruction pays state aid to
school districts for each school year in the following four installments: 15 percent in
September, 25 percent in December, 25 percent in March, and 35 percent in June.
Current law also requires DPI to make a payment of $75,000,000 to school districts
on the fourth Monday in July of the following school year and to proportionately
reduce the percentages described above for the current school year to reflect this
lump-sum payment.
This bill changes the percentage of state aid paid in each installment to 25
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB77,1 3Section 1. 121.15 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB77,2,24 121.15 (1) (a) Each school district shall receive 15 25 percent of its total aid
5entitlement in September, 25 percent of its total aid entitlement in December, 25

1percent of its total aid entitlement in March and 35 25 percent of its total aid
2entitlement in June.
AB77,2,33 (End)