McCoy households with students urged
to return Impact Aid Survey forms
|Sparta and Tomah school districts have distributed an
Impact Aid Survey form that was sent home with students.
All students attending schools in those districts will receive the form.
Impact Aid Surveys distributed in the Sparta School District must be
completed and returned by Friday, Oct. 19.
Surveys distributed in the Tomah School District must be completed and
returned by Nov. 15.
Completed forms are used to determine the amount of Impact Aid funds
each school district will receive.
The Impact Aid Program is designed to directly compensate local school
districts for “federally connected” students, such as the children of
armed services personnel working at a nearby military base, those
residing on Native American lands or those living in federally assisted
low-rent housing projects.
Unlike most other forms of educational assistance, impact aid disburses
roughly $1.3 billion annually in unrestricted federal funds directly to
local school districts rather than through state agencies.
Established in 1950, the Impact Aid Program is a major general aid
source for more than 1,300 school districts nationwide, or 9.8 percent
of all districts.
For some school districts, impact aid supplies as much as 75 percent of
the local education operating budget.
Parents and guardians of children of military personnel and Department
of Defense civilians need to turn in the surveys to their school.
The amount of funds the school district receives under impact aid is
based upon the number of Impact Aid Surveys returned.
Parents and guardians are urged to complete and turn in their surveys.
Any questions can be directed to the school district offices, or, for
questions in the Fort McCoy community, call Becky Walley, Fort McCoy
School Liaison Officer, at 608-388-6814/8956.
(Submitted by Fort McCoy Child, Youth & School Services.)