Aside from being the agency tasked with advancing public education and libraries in our state, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is the clearinghouse of school district reorganization history. All recognized records pertaining to school district creation, consolidation, and territory modification are available in their master files. Building a school district boundary layer based on those records would be time consuming though and considering that all tax parcels are designated with a local school district the easiest way to produce a statewide layer of school districts was to look to the data collection process used for the statewide parcel layer.
In 2017 DPI produced the first polygonal statewide school district boundary layer based on the collection of data from county level sources. With that data as a starting point and continued periodic collection of it from the county level, a focus can be turned to refining it and resolving disputed territory. Shelley Witte, a GIS Technician with DPI , will present the highlights of their ongoing efforts to improve the accuracy of school district boundaries in Wisconsin at our Fall Regional Meeting.
We hope you can join us October 11 and 12th in Sturgeon Bay! Check out the links below to learn more about what we have planned.
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Founded in 1987, WLIA is a grassroots organization representing a collection of concerned professionals working to develop, maintain, and apply a network of statewide land information systems.
We are united by an interest in land records modernization, GIS, and related technologies, and by the need for government policies and programs that support their efficient and effective application.