Saturday, May 11, 2013
Patch's searchable database allows users to find the number of students suspended in 2011-12 at an individual school within districts in the Milwaukee area.
Schools across Wisconsin report statistics on suspensions and expulsions to the Department of Public Instruction, which in turn compiles them and publishes data by school and grade level. In 2011-12, 5.21 percent of students statewide were suspended at least once during the year. It’s the lowest percentage since data was kept beginning in 1998-99, and the figure has dropped five consecutive years. Patch’s searchable database includes suspensions by school and grade in 2011-12 for Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) 1, which covers most of southeast Wisconsin, including Racine Unified School District.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Search this interactive database to see how much Wisconsin school administrators make, according to data from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Salaries for Wisconsin school administrators are compiled and posted by the state Department of Public Instruction each year. See where your school administrators rank. The numbers are from salary information released on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's website. The data is from the 2011-12 school year. School districts across the state saw a larger than usual cut in staffing in the 2011-12 school year than in years past, according to a press release from the DPI, with 2,312 positions being eliminated and 60 percent of those spots being teacher jobs. "The 2011-13 state budget made historically high cuts to education funding," the press release said. "General school aids were cut by $749 million and the per pupil revenue …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
School district is losing nearly $700,000 in state aid, but property taxes still expected to drop in December.
The Elmbrook School District will see its state aid drop by 11 percent this year — but it shouldn't have an effect on the district's property taxes. Elmbrook will receive $5.45 million in aid in the 2012-13 school year, an 11.2 percent drop from the previous year, according to final figures released by the state Department of Public Instruction. And Elmbrook isn't alone Of Wisconsin's 424 school districts, 272 — nearly two-thirds — will see declines in state aid this year, the DPI said. The New Berlin School District, for example, is losing $950,000 in state aid — a 5 percent drop from last year. Wauwatosa will see state aid fall by 4.9 percent, however, the Waukesha School District will actually get 1.4 percent more in aid — an increase …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The proposal would replace the current high school assessment system with a four-test ACT suite that would be given to high school students starting in 2014-15.
Elmbrook Schools' superintendent on Wednesday praised a state plan to give all high school students ACT assessments, saying the new testing system will better evaluate student learning and prepare for post-graduation. “The Elmbrook School District is optimistic that this move will be a better measure of college and career readiness than the current WKCE provides,” Elmbrook Superintendent Mark Hansen said. State Superintendent Tony Evers on Wednesday unveiled a proposal to replace the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination (WKCE) with a suite of ACT assessments starting in the 2014-'15 school year. “This is really a historic day in Wisconsin,” Evers said. “We’re moving to a different place in the state, and we need to make sure every …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
For the third time, a state panel has denied a request by residents in the City and Town of Brookfield to detach from the Waukesha School District and join Elmbrook Schools.
About 200 residents in the City and Town of Brookfield on Tuesday lost a renewed battle to detach from the Waukesha School District and join the Elmbrook district. The School District Boundary Appeal Board held separate hearings in Madison for the two detachment petitions. Panel members voted 3-0 against the detachment for 129 properties in the Black Forest, Summit Lawn and southern part of the Shire subdivisions. They voted 2-1 against detachment for 71 properties in Emerald Ridge, said Keith Brightman, Elmbrook's assistant superintendent for finance and operations. The panel cited economics and the harm to the Waukesha School District, which could lose about $61 million in equalized property tax base if the 200 properties moved from one …