A new report says the loss of students, and the loss of federal coronavirus money will hit Madison and Milwaukee schools particularly hard next year.
The Wisconsin Policy Forum Released its report on Friday. It says Wisconsin’s two largest school districts both lost hundreds of students during the coronavirus outbreak, and many of those students have never returned. That means less money coming-in from the state. Madison and Milwaukee schools are also looking at the end of the federal coronavirus stimulus, which means both schools will have to find local money to replace the millions they saw from Washington D.C. The report says Madison Schools will likely need to ask for another tax hike here in the next few years, while Milwaukee’s most recent tax hike likely won’t gain schools in the city any ground.