ERIC Number: ED087103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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The Governor's Task Force on Educational Financing and Property Tax Reform. Final Report.
Governor's Task Force on Educational Financing and Property Tax Reform, Madison, WI.
The task force was charged with the responsibility of reexamining the whole base for financing public elementary and secondary education in Wisconsin, making recommendations for shifting the base of elementary and secondary school funding from the local property tax to other means of public support to eliminate the disparity of educational opportunity and tax burden, and incorporating the recommendations into a final report to include proposed educational legislation. The report contains a summary of general and detailed recommendations on the method of financing schools, the minimum standards to be met by all school districts, the method of financing special education programs, the administration of the property tax, and a proposal for individual property tax relief. A set of detailed tables and numerous appendixes statistically outline discrepancies in wealth, tax effort, and expenditures per pupil among Wisconsin's various school districts. Two appendixes give a State-by-State ranking by amounts of 1969-70 property tax revenue per capita and by 1969-70 effective property tax rates. The document concludes with estimates of projected aid and tax rates for 1973-74 that would result from implementation of Task Force recommendations and compares these estimates with the 1972-73 aids and taxes. (Author/DN)
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Authoring Institution: Governor's Task Force on Educational Financing and Property Tax Reform, Madison, WI.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin