Elmbrook taxpayers will miss out on much of the reward of a property tax relief bill signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker on Oct. 20. The state will give an extra $100 million in school aid over two years, but not allow schools to increase total spending, with the aim of reducing the load on property taxes this December.
But each district will be affected differently based on the state's school aid formula, with about 80 districts like Elmbrook lacking significant change, according to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. The bureau's analysis estimates an increase in state aid for Elmbrook Schools of $709 for the 2013-14 school year as a result of the bill. Other districts could benefit more significantly, such as the Waukesha School District, which is estimated to see an increase of almost $900,000 in state aid, and the Wauwatosa School District, which could gain about $475,000.
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