123 school districts receive High Cost Transportation Aid -Including New Lisbon and Wonewoc-Center

by Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
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MADISON — Earlier this summer, the Department of Public Instruction distributed $7.5 million in aid to
123 school districts that had student transportation costs that far exceeded the statewide per pupil average.
Districts were eligible for High Cost Transportation Aid if their transportation costs exceed 150 percent of
the statewide average cost per member, which was $614.42 per student. Additionally, student membership within
the district must have been 50 students or fewer per square mile. Aid is based on audited information from the
previous fiscal year (2015-16) and was paid in June.
“The High Cost Transportation Aid program can really make a difference in school districts that have
higher than average transportation costs, freeing up resources to focus on students and their learning,” said State
Superintendent Tony Evers. “Fully funding this aid program in the 2017-19 state budget will provide needed support
for kids in our small, rural school districts.”
The High Cost Transportation Aid is categorical aid that provides additional funding to eligible school
districts that have higher per pupil transportation costs when compared to the statewide average. The $7.5 million
allocation in the 2015-17 state budget covers just over half of eligible costs. Payments to the 123 school districts that
qualified for aid were prorated at 51.6 percent. Of the districts receiving aid, 22 received $100,000 or more in aid;
32 received between $50,000 and $100,000; 53 received between $10,000 and $50,000; and 16 received less than
$10,000 to support pupil transportation costs.

A-C
Alma, $109,443.23
Almond-Bancroft, $35,252.50
Argyle, $15,934.15
Ashland, $33,658.48
Athens, $104,496.17
Auburndale, $37,877.77
Augusta, $28,751.86
Bayfield, $137,281.23
Birchwood, $78,106.38
Blair-Taylor, $34,971.82
Bloomer, $1,715.23
Bowler, $45,545.35
Boyceville Community, $6,264.60
Brighton #1, $20,104.63
Butternut, $8,966.67
Campbellsport, $2,270.87
Cashton, $23,303.88
Cassville, $26,240.71
Chequamegon, $65,238.39
Chetek-Weyerhaeuser, $169,409.66
Clear Lake, $52,494.38
Cochrane-Fountain City, $51,259.67
Colby, $59,483.02
Coleman, $14,061.02
Cornell, $21,336.68
Crivitz, $15,124.26
Cumberland, $52,557.49

D-G
De Soto Area, $56,142.46
Dodgeland, $2,684.57
Drummond, $174,808.09
Durand-Arkansaw, $167,112.26
Edgar, $47,758.85
Elcho, $72,857.37
Ellsworth Community, $330,175.16
Elmwood, $37,197.14
Erin, $5,137.20
Flambeau, $45,834.50
Florence, $89,049.89
Fontana J8, $8,059.78
Frederic, $24,393.84
Friess Lake, $32,519.13
Gibraltar Area, $66,585.11
Gillett, $43,161.00
Gilman, $97,174.43
Gilmanton, $48,671.56
Goodman-Armstrong, $7,011.84
Grantsburg, $43,175.58
Greenwood, $38,384.98

H-N
Hayward Community, $93,455.79
Herman #22, $11,970.50
Howards Grove, $13,938.37
Hurley, $145,221.98
Independence, $30,491.85
Ithaca, $66,676.38
Kickapoo Area, $87,212.67
Lac du Flambeau #1, $97,312.29
Ladysmith, $50,276.50
Lake Holcombe, $114,601.49
Lakeland UHS, $237,147.67
Laona, $5,951.56
Linn J6, $16,127.44
Maple, $212,917.73
Marathon City, $89,984.80
Mellen, $10,897.72
Menominee Indian, $83,570.27
Mercer, $60,653.87
Merrill Area, $92,112.01
Minocqua J1, $96,291.48
Mondovi, $98,066.08
Montello, $40,194.97
Nekoosa, $40,398.20
Neosho J3, $6,306.48
New Lisbon, $11,639.45
North Crawford, $17,039.70
North Lakeland, $100,325.30
Northland Pines, $153,267.92
Northwood, $46,066.58
Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton, $142,354.51
Norway J7, $2,841.42

O-R
Owen-Withee, $55,948.40
Paris J1, $9,015.59
Pecatonica Area, $41,446.18
Pepin Area, $119,096.70
Phelps, $22,983.67
Phillips, $144,085.81
Pittsville, $53,720.96
Potosi, $4,694.74
Prentice, $7,069.87
Randall J1, $128,676.34
Reedsville, $27,872.06
Richfield J1, $41,288.84
River Ridge, $103,621.73
Rosholt, $12,932.69

S-W
Seneca, $31,323.89
Sevastopol, $14,671.39
Siren, $35,771.67
South Shore, $94,880.32
Spooner, $230,051.35
Spring Valley, $64,381.45
Stevens Point Area, $253,155.28
Stratford, $67,573.42
Suring, $93,338.39
Thorp, $26,679.96
Three Lakes, $113,461.51
Tomah Area, $148,178.07
Tomahawk, $41,242.41
Tri-County Area, $13,505.43
Unity, $9,024.46
Valders Area, $60,740.67
Wabeno Area, $25,563.34
Washburn, $1,052.20
Wausaukee, $50,316.72
Wauzeka-Steuben, $67,249.38
Webster, $10,583.20
Westby Area, $49,585.78
Weston, $28,965.75
White Lake, $14,509.53
Whitehall, $16,022.19
Wild Rose, $29,199.14
Winter, $23,721.78
Wisconsin Heights, $34,884.49
Wonewoc-Union Center, $66,946.86
Woodruff J1, $46,608.57


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