The Milwaukee Board of School Directors has endorsed a proposal to increase the state sales tax by one cent.
Director Peter Blewett introduced the resolution that was approved by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors.
The plan was developed by the Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools (WAES) to help school districts obtain funding in a climate of shrinking resources from State budgets.
Wisconsin school districts would receive funds resulting from increasing the state sales tax by one cent.
The state legislature no longer follows the two-thirds formula to provide funding to school districts.
Under the WAES proposal, funds raised from the increased sales tax would help avoid increases to property taxes to pay for public education.
The endorsement by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors also encouraged Milwaukee parents and anyone concerned about education in Milwaukee and in Wisconsin to sign the petition.
It is available online at http://www.apennyforkids.org asking the state government to raise the Wisconsin sales tax one cent for schools and property tax relief.
MPS is the largest public school district in the State of Wisconsin, with 198 schools serving more than 85,000 students.
Achievement and improvement are guided by the MPS strategic plan Working Together, Achieving More.
For more information contact Roseann St. Aubin, MPS Communications Director, at (414) 475-8237.
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