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Area schools receive funding for libraries

Public school districts throughout the state will share $30.1 million in library aid paid April 29 from the Common School Fund, the only state funding specifically designated for the purchase of materials for school libraries.

Local schools receiving funds included Northland Pines with $40,967, Three Lakes with $19,075 and Phelps with $4,225.

Aid is based on the number of children between the ages of 4 and 20 living in each school district. This year’s school library aid payment was $24.71 per child for 1,218,203 children counted in the 2011-’12 school census.

Funding is down by $2.4 million from last year, according to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The census total was down by 6,486 children as well.

Districts must use Common School

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 6:22 PM

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