Madison School District Spending Data

The District spent $333,101,865 in 2007. A “same service” budget today would be $388,668,450, according to the inflation calculator. However, Madison plans to spend at least $449,482,373.22 for the 2016-2017 school year, $60,813,923 above a “same service” budget.

The data [excel | numbers] is from the Madison School District, schoolinfosystem.org and kind readers.

The 2017 enrollment data is, for these purposes, identical to 2016, until the fall numbers are released. The 2017 budget numbers (via a kind Michael Barry email) are estimates, as well.


Background links:

2005 Active Citizens For Education Historical Madison School District Data

2005 “In last year’s budget, there was an increase in the budget of nearly $8 million between the spring and fall approval date“. 2004-2005 comparison (.xls)

2005 Referendum: Three questions (2 failed). Audit? Where did the money go?. Academic analysis: Media & Public Spheres (p52)

2005 Citizens Advocating Responsible Education: Spending and Staffing charts.

2006 MMSD Budget Mystery #6: FTE’s

2006 Referendum: “One question with three parts“.

2008 Recurrent Referendum Notes and Links

2010 The long lost citizen’s budget

2012 Survey: Wisconsin Residents Believe K-12 Per Student Spending is $6,000, less than half of reality.

2012 City Treasurer presentation: moving to quarterly property tax payments [PDF] [PPT] The document includes a summary of payment and delinquency data.

2013 Comparing Madison, Boston & Long Beach.

2013 Derek Mitchell:

“The thing about Madison that’s kind of exciting is there’s plenty of work to do and plenty of resources with which to do it,” Mitchell said.

2013 Madison School District’s Fund 80 (certain expenditures outside of statutory spending increase limits) spending increases 45%

2014 Charts and a bit of history on Madison taxes and the District’s budget.

2014 City treasurer property tax settlement sheets [.xls]

2015 Madison School District’s Outbound Open Enrollment data

2015 City treasurer property tax settlement sheets [.xls]

2016 Let’s compare Madison and Middleton property taxes.

2016-2017 Madison School District Budget “Fall Book” 4MB PDF Property tax levy adoption (PDF).

2017-2018 Madison School District Budget Planning Document. Calendar

February 2017 Madison School District staffing data (3,069.807 total).

This income chart is from Madison Mayor Paul Soglin’s February, 2017 Rotary presentation.

Budget references on the Madison School District’s website.

“The original sin of schooling as we know it is property taxes” – Justin Cohen.

Indeed.

It would be useful to compare Madison’s achievement data (reading, math) with other Districts, most of whom spend far less per student.

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