Total general aid in the Ripon Area School District is expected to rise by more than $220,000 this coming school year, according to new estimates.

It’s projected to rise from $11.21 million to $11.43 million, a jump of more than 2 percent.

Meanwhile, in the Green Lake School District — which traditionally receives little state aid due to the high property values on the lake — total general aid is projected to drop from $21,600 to $18,350, dipping more than 15 percent.

More than half of Wisconsin public school districts will receive more general aid in the 2014-15 school year than they did for the 2013-14 school year, according to estimates released July 1 by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

By state statute, the department is required to compute an estimate of the general school aid each public school district will receive for the coming school year. School personnel use the estimate to complete their annual budgets.

On Oct. 15, the department will certify state general aid amounts for 2014-15 based on audited 2013-14 data.

Estimated general aid to districts may change.

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