school funding http://wxpr.org en Budget Proposal Diverts Timber Money to K-12 Schools http://wxpr.org/post/budget-proposal-diverts-timber-money-k-12-schools <p>Some Northwoods school districts could be getting a financial boost next year, thanks to a proposal included the state budget.</p><p>The version of the budget passed by the joint finance committee would send 25 percent of timber sales from the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest to local schools.&nbsp; School districts would receive different amounts based on how much forest acreage falls within their district.&nbsp; Republican State Representative Rob Swearingin describes the proposal as a shot in the arm for rural schools.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 21:19:05 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 3235 at http://wxpr.org Budget Proposal Diverts Timber Money to K-12 Schools District Website Provides School Funding Info http://wxpr.org/post/district-website-provides-school-funding-info <p>Rhinelander school district officials have developed a <a href="http://www.rhinelander.k12.wi.us/community/schoolfunding.cfm" target="_blank">web page</a> so residents concerned about school funding can keep up to date. &nbsp;Rural school districts are feeling a financial squeeze as many districts have fewer students and are getting less financial aid, but still required to follow mandates.</p><p>The legislature's budget-writing group, the Joint Finance Committee, is looking at school funding at this time.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 21:37:35 +0000 Ken Krall 2945 at http://wxpr.org