2019-2020 Budget

Presented here is the 2019-2020 fiscal year budget for the Appleton Area School District.  The total budget for all funds less inter-fund transfers is $219,121,311.  

Budget/Program Highlights for 2019-2020

  • We will see an increase to the Revenue Limit of approximately $2.1 million as determined by the state of Wisconsin.  
  • Our Categorical Aid will increase by approximately $1.6 million due to an increase of $25 in per pupil aid and an increase to 26% for special education reimbursement.
  • Tax rate will decrease from $8.68 per $1,000 of equalized valuation to $8.32 per $1,000 of equalized valuation.  
  • The District utilized a defeasance process during 2018-2019 to pay down long-term debt.  The process saved the District approximately $1.3 million in future interest.  We will save approximately $1.6 million in defeasance during 2019-2020.  
  • The District’s Equalized Property Value increased by 6.5%.
  • Committed approximately $1.2 million in additional staffing to better meet the needs of our students.
  • Compensation increases for 2019-2020 were modest for all staff, with all employee groups seeing a 2.16% average increase.  
  • The District continues to explore options to reduce the cost of employee benefits, specifically health insurance.
    • Opened a Welcome Center this past June to provide a location for enrollment and information gathering.  The Welcome Center will provide a smooth transition for families newly enrolling in our District.  
  • The District is continuing to work toward culturally responsive, safe and welcoming school environments using effective instructional practices.
  • Middle and high schools continue to transition to standards based curriculum, and the utilization of Canvas as a student learning management system.

2019-2020 Budget Booklet