Indian school in Wisconsin faces new future without tribal funds
The Indian Community School in Wisconsin was brought back to life in the 1990s thanks to the Forest County Potawatomi Community.

The school had made numerous cuts until the tribe began sharing money from its off-reservation casino in Milwaukee. With up to $28 million a year, the school was able to increase enrollment, offer more programs, restore teacher benefits and raise salaries.

The school now has an estimated $350 million endowment. But the casino payments will stop this month.

"We're definitely entering a significant new era, which is an era when there's no new money from the gaming operation," school board president David J.W. Klause told The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Students at the school represent 15 tribes. Their test scores surpass those of students in public schools in Milwaukee.

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