Hudson to receive $200k for school librariesThe Hudson School District is slated to receive more than $214,000 that can be used to purchase books, media materials and computer equipment.
The Hudson School District is slated to receive more than $214,000 that can be used to purchase books, media materials and computer equipment.
The money comes from the state’s Common School Fund at a rate of $28.37 per student, ages 4-20, living in each of 426 school districts. The fund is made up of revenues from civil and criminal fees, fines, forfeitures, timber revenue from public trust lands and revenues from the state’s unclaimed property program.
The principal is used to make loans to local governments and school districts for buildings and other purposes and invested in state and local bonds.
Each spring, annual earnings from the fund are given to the Department of Public Instruction to be distributed to the state’s school districts. The aid amount is about the cost of one hardcover book per child. Provisions in the last state budget allowed 25 percent of the money to be used toward computer-related purchases.
The money must be used by June 30. For more information, go to www.dpi.wi.gov/sfs/comsch.html.