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Amanda Potratz

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530 W Main Street
Chilton, WI 53014
Tel #: (920) 849-8109

 

Barb Walber

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2010-2011 Public School Health Insurance

Feb142012

2010-2011 Public School Health Insurance

 

The Wisconsin School Board Association (WASB) has released a document that is a compilation of the 2010-2011 health insurance information on 276 of the State’s 426 school districts.  This report included the monthly premium cost of both single and family coverage, the percentage that the board paid coverage and the cost to the district in dollars for coverage.  Based on the data released, the School District of Chilton continues to have one of the lowest insurance premiums within the state. Below is some of the data in the report.  I encourage you to go to the following website for the full report.


Monthly Premium Board Percentage Cost to District
School District Single Family Single Family Single Family
Abbotsford 862.29 1,897.00 59 54 506.9 1,015.44
Antigo 418.76 1,088.79 100 100 418.8 1,088.79
Brillion 491.53 1,303.60 95 95 466 1,237.85
Chilton 486.88 1,335.36 94 94 457.7 1,255.24
Deerfield Community 473.72 1,293.26 100 100 473.7 1,293.26
DeForest Area 560.27 1,271.81 100 90 560.3 1,144.63
Madison Metropolitan 437.99 1,169.46 100 100 438 1,169.46
Marshall 491.86 1,276.84 100 100 491.9 1,276.84
McFarland 498.05 1,294.93 90 90 448.3 1,165.44
Middleton-Cross Plains Area 445.01 1,112.52 100 100 445 1,112.52
Monona Grove 514.5 1,282.40 100 100 514.5 1,282.40
Mount Horeb Area 608.55 1,381.40 100 90 608.6 1,243.26
New Glarus 634.87 1,460.20 85 85 539.6 1,241.17
North Crawford 654.75 1,407.65 100 87 654.8 1,225.22
Oregon 537.22 1,208.74 90 90 483.5 1,087.86
Portage Community 588.78 1,354.19 99 93 584.4 1,255.61
Somerset 565.81 1,284.29 96 96 543.2 1,232.92
Stoughton Area 573.06 1,299.70 90 90 515.8 1,169.73
Sun Prairie Area 484.9 1,260.74 99 99 478.7 1,244.07
Superior 473.77 1,354.46 100 100 473.8 1,354.46
Verona Area 511.58 1,176.66 90 90 460.4 1,058.99
Waunakee 610.87 1,374.46 100 90 610.9 1,237.01
Wisconsin Heights 500.82 1,228.51 100 100 500.8 1,228.51







Highest 1,008.03 2,274.24 100 100 980 2,207.48
Lowest 418.76 1,088.79 59 54 418.8 1,015.44
Average 759.44 1,761.97 96 95 730.6 1,671.61
Count 276 276 276 276 276 276

Based on the information presented, Chilton had the:

  • 7th lowest single plan premium
  • 13th lowest family plan premium
  • 4th lowest single plan district cost
  • 18th lowest family plan district cost.

 Please feel free to contact Lisa M. Lau, Business Manager at 920-849-8109 ext. 4312 for additional information or questions.

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2009-2010 Public School Health Insurance Data Review

May052011

2009-2010 Public School Health Insurance Data Review

 

In December 2010, the Wisconsin School Board Association (WASB) released a document that was a compilation of the 2009-2010 health insurance information on 389 of the State’s 426 school districts.  This report included the monthly premium cost of both single and family coverage, the percentage that the board paid coverage and the cost to the district in dollars for coverage.  Based on the data released, the School District of Chilton had one of the lowest insurance premiums within the state.  Below is some of the data in the report.  I encourage you to go to the following website for the full report.  http://www.wasb.org/images/stories/PDFs/collective_bargaining_data/0911_Surveys/2009-10%20insurance%20survey.pdf

 

 

Monthly Premium

Board Percentage

Cost to District

School District

Single

Family

Single

Family

Single

Family

Abbotsford

744.98

1,638.92

65

59

482.76

967.10

Chilton

434.71

1,192.29

95

95

412.97

1,132.67

Deerfield Community

436.63

1,191.99

100

100

436.63

1,191.99

Elmwood

489.00

986.00

94

94

459.66

926.84

Fennimore Community

447.50

1,115.00

100

100

447.50

1,115.00

Hortonville

419.42

1,210.41

90

90

377.48

1,089.37

Madison Metropolitan

419.13

1,119.10

100

100

419.13

1,119.10

Maple

369.26

1,107.79

100

100

369.26

1,107.79

McFarland

456.97

1,228.36

90

90

411.27

1,105.52

Middleton-Cross Plains Area

427.48

1,068.70

100

100

427.48

1,067.70

Norris

542.89

1,167.19

90

90

488.60

1,050.47

North Crawford

584.59

1,256.85

100

90

584.59

1,131.16

Plymouth

433.05

1,187.85

 

 

 

 

Riverdale

534.82

1,212.96

92

92

492.04

1,115.93

Stanley-Boyd Area

512.75

1,118.43

90

90

461.50

1,006.60

Verona Area

531.55

1,222.58

90

90

478.40

1,100.32

Wausaukee

527.00

1,372.00

80

80

421.60

1,097.60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highest

964.71

2,372.92

100

100

946.70

2,147.90

Lowest

369.26

986.00

65

59

369.26

926.84

Average

728.32

1,684.83

96

95

701.44

1,597.72

Count

389

389

387

.87

388

388

 

Based on the information presented, Chilton had the:

 

5th lowest single plan premium

9th lowest family plan premium

3rd lowest single plan district cost

13th lowest family plan district cost.

 

Please feel free to contact Lisa M. Lau, Business Manager at 920-849-8109 ext. 4312 for additional information or questions.

 

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Understanding Fair Funding for Our Future

Dec012010

Understanding Fair Funding for Our Future

 

On November 15, 2010, Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Evers, revealed his comprehensive plan “Fair Funding for Our Future” around the state.  The intent of this article is to summarize the proposal and how it would affect the School District of Chilton residents.

Some of the key components of the Fair Funding plan and what Evers hopes to achieve are as follows:

  • Increase guaranteed funding of all students from $1,000 to $3,000.  This would give the property rich districts, who in the past have received little to no aid, some aid to assist with the education of their students.
  • Move levy credit allocations to equalization aid.  Over the past six years, School aid has increased 1%, Categorical aids 20% and Levy Tax Credits 91%.  Levy credits are considered by the State a part of school funding.  The money allocated to levy credits is not distributed based on Equalized values, but rather by levy itself.  This causes a district to present an inflated levy rate to the tax payers.  The levy credit information is not given to school districts and as of the end of October, the information is not available.
  • Consolidate categorical aids.  Currently there are a number of small categorical aid categories.  This would combine all of the categorical aids and focus them on five high needs areas (Special Ed, High Cost Special Ed, Bilingual/Bicultural, SAGE and School Breakfast).
  • Maintain current growth to the Revenue Limits formula and establish predictable growth in state aids.  Currently $200 per pupil increase in the revenue limit formula is stated in law.  As was stated above, only 1% growth has been given to school aids over the past 6 years.  This plan looks to have the greater of 2% or CPI.

According to the information that was provided by Evers, Chilton district would receive a 4.4% increase in aid.  With this increase in state support, the 2010-2011 tax levy mill to our district tax payers would have dropped from $10.62 per thousand to $8.10 per thousand.  Chilton has not seen a tax rate this low since 2000 when the mill rate was $7.61 (lowest in 30+ years).

It is extremely early to assume that Evers' plan will be adopted fully or in part by the new legislation and at this time Governor Elect Walker has not presented a budget proposal, though his office has referenced the state’s $3 billion budget deficit.  K-12 education makes up 44% of the state’s budget, so one can only assume that education funding will have some changes.

I will keep you informed as more plans are released and additional information is attained.

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On-line Payment Option for Families Available

Jun292010

On-line Payment Option for Families Available

 

The School District of Chilton continues to offer the program called e-Funds for Schools. This program offers various options for parents/guardians who choose to make payments on-line and is extremely user friendly. Not only do you have the ability to have various school fees and lunch payments electronically withdrawn from your checking account or charged to your credit card, you also have the flexibility to make a payment at any time through the school’s website. The e-Funds For Schools service is offered to you by a third party service provider and they charge for processing your payment(s), similar to other on-line banking services. The district does not request or keep records of family checking or credit card account information.

 

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Donations That Help Your Public School

Jun012009

Donations That Help Your Public School

 

Although the School District of Chilton does make requests for local, state and federal grants, we are always looking for ways to increase revenues without further taxing our community members and parents.  Cash donations to the School District of Chilton are tax deductible and are always appreciated.  However, this is not the only way the community can support the public school and its students.

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How Much Can a School Tax?

Apr162009

How Much Can a School Tax?

 

Many people believe that public schools can tax as much as they want for operations and that these citizens that attend the annual meeting are the only ones that control the school’s taxing authority. This was true until fifteen years ago, but now it is primarily the State of Wisconsin that controls public school’s taxing ability.

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Free and Reduced Meal Applications Available Year Round

Dec182008

Free and Reduced Meal Applications Available Year Round

 

At the beginning of the school year, your student tends to come home with a lot of information that requires you to fill out forms, one of which is the “Free and Reduced Price School Meals Family Application.”  The School District of Chilton would like to remind families that you can complete this form any time during the school year. 

 

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