Performance-based funding

A message from Local 243 President Marie Dusio: 2013 Wisconsin Act 20, the state’s 2013-15 biennial budget, requires the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board to establish by March 2014 a new formula for allocating a portion of general state aid to technical colleges based on nine areas of performance identified in state statute.

Effective July 2014, a portion of state aid funding to each technical college is mandated to be based on the college’s performance in nine specific, statutorily-defined areas. Each year, the percentage of state funding distributed by this method will increase.

In October, we encouraged Local 243 members to participate in a web-based online survey sponsored by WTCS that was designed to to understand stakeholders’ priorities and to get input into what would be the best way to measure each of the nine areas.

Here are the preliminary results from that survey as reported by WTCS:

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