General fund expenditures are the major expenditures within a school district budget. They include: licensed instruction; operational, administrative and other expenses; support services and transportation. Other costs not reported here include special projects, debt service and food service. The district's food service program is self-supporting and does not rely on local property taxes.
General fund revenues are financial resources available from local, state and federal sources. More than half of the district budget was funded through local property taxes and just under two-fifths was from state revenue which includes categorical- or handicapped, transportation, library and drivers' education- aid.
Highly Qualified teachers
A teacher is considered highly qualified to teach a core academic subject(s) when that teacher either:
1. holds a major or minor in the subject(s) he or she teaches or has passed the appropriate WI content knowledge exam for the required license:
2. is enrolled in an approved program leading to the required license that the educator can complete in no more than 3 school years; AND
3. is receiving high quality professional developmnet and intense supervision and mentoring from the district while teaching.
The statutory definition includes additional elements that apply somewhat differently to new and current teachers, and to elementary, middle and secondary school teachers. The complete definition of "highly qualified teacher" is in Section 9101 (23) of the ESEA. To see state qualification for a teacher, contact the district's Educational Services-Human Resources Office at (262) 246-1973 or visit http://tepdl.dpi.wi.gov/programs/-highly-qualified-teachers
Enrollment in the Hamilton School District has risen steadily for more than 16 years. Count represents number of students the district is responsible to educate as of the third Friday in September.