Reedsburg – Governor Scott Walker’s Executive Budget proposal focuses on student success and includes significant investments in K-12 education, including $649 million in new state aids for all Wisconsin K-12 schools. It also lifts total K-12 investment to $11.5 billion over two years, an all-time high. Governor Walker traveled to Reedsburg Area High School today to highlight the impact these investments will have on the Reedsburg School District.
“We know how important it is for our students to develop the fundamental skills and knowledge that serve as a strong foundation as they go from elementary to middle to high school, then on to a career and life,” Governor Walker said. “Our budget proposal focuses on student success – that is, giving our children every opportunity to achieve their piece of the American Dream. The historic K-12 investments included in our proposal work to ensure both their success and the future success of our state by providing the best education possible for them to build upon.”
The Reedsburg School District is estimated to receive approximately $35.6 million in funding from the state under Governor Walker’s biennial budget, including:
- An increase of more than $1.6 million in Per Pupil Aid. The governor’s budget increases per-pupil funding by $200 in Fiscal Year 2018 and $204 per pupil in Fiscal Year 2019 – the largest increase since the 2005-2007 biennium.
The Reedsburg 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.
To learn more about Governor Walker’s proposed investment in K-12 education, click here. For Governor Walker’s full 2017 Budget Address, click here.