Wisconsin Special Education Categorical Aid, 1975-76 to 2002-03

Presentation to the Governor's Task Force on Educational Excellence, November 6, 2003


Aid Year

Statutory Level

Actual Level

Total Categorical Aids Appropriation

Net Aidable Special Education Costs

1975-76

70%

70%

 

 

1976-77

70%

70%

 

 

1977-78

70%

70%

 

 

1978-79

70%

70%

 

 

1979-80

70%

70%

 

 

1980-81

70%

67.90%

 

 

1981-82

68%

66.33%

116,500,000

181,000,000

1982-83

68%

63.35%

122,800,000

199,400,000

1983-84

63%

63%

132,600,000

216,653,142

1984-85

63%

63%

144,828,500

236,416,226

1985-86

63%

61.21%

152,181,000

254,515,426

1986-87

63%

57.28%

160,257,200

286,214,733

1987-88

NA

60.75%

187,853,200

316,215,911

1988-89

63%

57.73%

198,064,400

350,774,446

1989-90

63%

60.02%

225,363,200

384,007,893

1990-91

63%

59.25%

246,757,200

425,652,941

1991-92

63%

54.07%

253,957,200

479,550,078

1992-93

63%

49.73%

257,730,400

528,811,961

1993-94

63%

45.49%

261,330,400

585,879,920

1994-95

63%

44.93%

275,548,700

625,111,874

1995-96

63%

42.47%

275,548,700

661,268,995

1996-97

63%

39.47%

275,548,700

698,164,312

1997-98

63%

37.53%

275,548,700

747,324,650

1998-99

63%

35.07%

275,548,700

799,556,093

1999-00

 

34.33%

288,048,700

839,923,150

2000-01

 

35.78%

315,681,400

880,915,598

2001-02

 

33.66%

315,681,400

936,787,956

2002-03

 

31.87%(est.)

315,681,400

989,101,486