2016-2017 Budget

Any discussion of the Appleton Area School District’s budget for 2016-2017 must begin by recognizing the support of the community through the successful referendum that occurred in February 2014. The referendum approved funding allows for continued significant improvements to the school buildings and the available technology in the District.

Additionally, the District’s ability to meet students’ needs in the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Manufacturing) has been greatly improved.

Finally, student and teacher access to technology as a tool is being used to augment teaching and learning.

  • Phase 1 of the East Library remodel has been completed.
  • Remodeled the Capital Drive building for Wisconsin Connections Academy.
  • Remodeled classrooms at multiple buildings including Wilson, Green Teaching Building, Badger, North and West.
  • Building entrance and office are remodeled at Berry Elementary to improve security.
  • Parking lot rebuild at Wilson as well as outdoor improvements at Badger, Franklin, McKinley and Huntley.
  • Installed artificial turf for physical education and athletic use at East and North.
  • Completed maintenance projects involving roofs, HVAC and bathrooms at multiple schools include East, West and Richmond.
  • Technology Integrators continue to provide instructional technology training to District staff to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Energy efficient windows have been installed in various buildings throughout the District.

Budget/Program Highlights for 2016-2017

  • The AASD has not reduced programming or staffing for 2016-2017, in fact staff levels are increasing to meet the needs of students.
  • Appleton Community 4K with 20 community partner sites and four school sites enters into the four year.
  • Compensation increases for 2016-2017 will be modest for all staff. The new compensation framework for professional staff has been fully implemented.
  • The District continues to explore options to reduce the cost of employee benefits.
  • Tax Levy (All Funds)  $65,736,356 is down 3.31% or $2,249,687.
  • The District is continuing to work toward culturally responsive, safe and welcoming school environments using effective instructional practices and standard based curriculum.
  • In 2016-2017 there is no change to the per pupil Revenue Limit.
  • The Per Pupil Categorical Aid established in 2013 Wisconsin Act 20 is $250 in 2016-2017. It is projected that $3,730,250 will be received by the District.
  • The District’s Equalized Property Value is projected to be flat.

2016-17 Budget