Monday, November 19, 2012
Local administrator salaries are mostly in line with other Milwaukee County districts. Use our interactive database to see which school administrators are the highest and lowest paid throughout the state of Wisconsin.
Monday, November 19, 2012
School adminstrator salaries in the Oak Creek-Franklin School District are largely in line with nearby communities, according to data compiled by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Superintendent Sara Burmeister made $153,497 last year, the seventh-highest amount out of 19 Milwaukee County superintendents, according to the DPI. The numbers are from salary information released on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's website. The data is from the 2011-12 school year. School districts across the state saw a larger than usual cut in staffing in the 2011-12 school year than in year's past, according to a press release from the DPI, with 2,312 positions eliminated. Sixty percent of those were teacher jobs. "The 2011-13 …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The Oak Creek-Franklin School District property tax levy will stay about the same thanks in part to an increase in state aid. A majority of Wisconsin school districts saw a decrease.
As expected, the Oak Creek-Franklin School District will see a slight rise in state aid this year. Oak Creek will receive $26.3 million in state aid, a 1.5 percent increase from last year ($25.9 million), according to finalized state aid numbers released Monday by the state Department of Public Instruction. The state aid increase will helped keep the district's property tax levy steady. The finalized state aid amount is in line with an estimate released earlier this summer. With that estimate, the school district projected the levy increasing 0.77 percent ($32.1 million to $32.3 million). The tax rate would decrease from $8.78 per $1,000 of equalized property value to $8.68. The Oak Creek-Franklin School Board will finalize the budget …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
But a greater percentage of students took the test last year than since the late 1990s, according to state data released Wednesday.
Oak Creek High School students' composite ACT score fell from last year, though the school saw the highest percentage of students take the test since the late 1990s. Oak Creek students posted a composite score of 21.7 in the 2011-12 school year. That score is down from the 22.1 posted the year before. However, the 65.3 percent of OCHS students who completed the ACT marks the school's highest percentage since 1997-98, when enrollment was nearly half of what it is now. Those figures were part of the ACT results released Wednesday by the state Department of Public Instruction. DPI officials touted Wisconsin's No. 2 national ranking, though the statewide composite score was also the lowest since 1996. "Results on the ACT show strong statewide …
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Strong schools are needed to give students a fighting chance in this tough economy.
News about our economy reinforces just how tough it is in Wisconsin and our nation. A recent study showed that one-third of families are falling out of the middle class. So many families are struggling, and the number of kids in poverty coming through the school door continues to grow. I’ve seen it in the classrooms I’ve visited to kick off the school year. Classes are larger, taught by far fewer experienced teachers, and there is genuine concern for the future of our public schools. This year’s budget balancing was difficult. Next year will be worse. There is no question that the loss of more than $800 million in state aid and $1.6 billion in revenue authority as a result of the 2011-13 state budget will make our schools different. …