Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 266-2839
Brookfield – Governor Scott Walker’s biennial budget proposal makes student success a top priority and includes significant investments in K-12 education, including $649 million in new state aids for all Wisconsin K-12 schools. It additionally lifts total K-12 investment to $11.5 billion over two years, an all-time high. Governor Walker traveled to Brookfield East High School today to discuss the impact these investments will have on the Brookfield School District.
“Students begin to develop the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary for success at a young age, which is why our budget proposal makes historic investments in K-12 education,” Governor Walker said. “That solid foundation will serve them well as they go from elementary to middle to high school, then on to higher education, a good-paying career, and life. Investing in our K-12 schools is a no-brainer because it ensures our students reach their full potential today and help fuel the growth of Wisconsin’s economy tomorrow.”
The Elmbrook School District is estimated to receive $24.2 million in funding from the state under Governor Walker’s biennial budget, including:
An increase of $4,009,956 in Per Pupil Aid. Governor Walker’s budget proposal increases per-pupil funding by $200 per pupil in Fiscal Year 2018 and $204 per pupil in Fiscal Year 2019, which marks the largest increase since the 2005-2008 biennium.
The Elmbrook School District may also be eligible for further funding under Governor Walker’s budget proposal, such as mental health grants, energy efficiency incentives, and special needs grants.
Learn more here about Governor Walker’s proposed investment in K-12 education. For Governor Walker’s full 2017 Budget Address, click here.