School District Boundary Changes? Learn What That Means at the WLIA Fall Regional Meeting!

We are again highlighting one of the Fall Regional Meeting presentations confirmed for November 9-10, 2017 at the Radisson in La Crosse, WI. Please join us!

Mapping School District Boundaries

Accurate school district boundary information is important for realtors and home buyers, critical for the determination of state and federal aids, and vital for taxation and voting purposes. The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) manages the boundary change process and has the authority and responsibility to issue boundary change orders to county and municipal clerks and to inform the federal Census of district boundary changes. State efforts now underway to collect parcel information and boundary maps from the counties through WISE-Decade may create a valuable resource for government officials and members of the public in the future. This presentation will include an overview of boundary change options, describe the resources available from the DPI to help county officials resolve school district boundary questions, and identify the role of state and county officials in recording, and mapping, school district boundary changes.

Janice Zmrazek is a School Administration Consultant with the School Management Services team at the Department of Public Instruction responsible for providing technical assistance on issues including school district reorganization and school district boundary changes, school board operations, and school facilities, as well as serving as DPI consultant for transportation issues and private schools, and as secretary to the School District Boundary Appeal Board. Previous work responsibilities at the DPI have included consultation on state and federal aid programs, and policy and budget development related to equalization and categorical school aids. She has worked in River Falls, Ladysmith, Rhinelander, Wausau, Wisconsin Rapids, Milwaukee, and Madison. Her educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and English from UW-River Falls and a master’s degree in Social Welfare from UW-Milwaukee.

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