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McFarland School District

McFarland schools balance budget with $1.8 million of ESSER funds, approves $8.51 tax rate

The McFarland School District recently finalized its 2022-23 budget, which uses $1.8 million in one-time federal funding awarded to schools to weather the COVID-19 pandemic to patch budget holes.

District business manager Jeff Mahoney said the district also used $1.2 million in profits from the district’s virtual charter school, Wisconsin Virtual Academy, to cover what the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds didn’t.

Southern Wisconsin Regional Education Reporter

Lauren is Wis. born and raised. She graduated from UW-Madison, earning a degree in journalism and certificate in photography. Now, she covers the Cambridge, Deerfield, Lake Mills, Marshall, McFarland, Monona Grove, and Waterloo School Districts.