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4/28/2014 4:28:00 PM
Lakeland school libraries get money from state

The state Board of Commissioners of Public Lands will distribute nearly $77,000 to Lakeland-area schools this year.

The money is the sole source of state funding for public school libraries, and for many districts, the only funding available for books, newspapers, periodicals and equipment.

According to a news release, area schools will receive the following amounts of money:

$27,794 – Lakeland Union High School

$17,664 – Minocqua-Hazelhurst-Lake Tomahawk Elementary School

$14,546 – Lac du Flambeau Public School

$12,849 – Arbor Vitae-Woodruff School

$4,117 – North Lakeland School

The money comes from a fund established by the state constitution from land the state sold, according to LUHS Administrator Todd Kleinhans.

The fund, he said, “is literally as old as Wisconsin.”

More than $30 million will be disbursed to public school libraries this year, the amount to each school based on enrollment.

Over the last five years, the funding program has distributed $158.4 million.

At LUHS, Kleinhans said the state aid accounts for more than half of the library’s roughly $50,000 annual budget for materials and equipment. Money for the remainder of the budget comes from the district’s property tax levy.

Jonathan Anderson may be reached at janderson@lakelandtimes.com.

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