In recent years, Wisconsin’s school districts have relied heavily on local funding referendums to make ends meet.
According to investigative journalism outlet Wisconsin Watch, about 70% of the state’s more than 400 districts have held a referendum since 2016.
For more, WORT producer Jonah Chester spoke with Heather Graves, a reporter with the Press Times of Green Bay. Working with Wisconsin Watch, Graves examined the failures, and potential remedies for Wisconsin’s school funding formula.
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