Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 266-2839

New Richmond – Governor Scott Walker joined students, teachers, and staff at New Richmond High School today to discuss the historic K-12 education investments included in his Executive Budget proposal. Highlights include $649 million in new state aids for all Wisconsin K-12 schools and a $509.2 million increase in per-pupil categorical aid. On top of this, the governor’s budget lifts K-12 investment to $11.5 billion over two years, an all-time high.

“To guarantee Wisconsin continues to move forward for generations to come, it’s crucial we make investing in education a top priority,” Governor Walker said. “Our budget proposal does just that. We’re taking the Reform Dividend and using it to bolster state support for K-12 and higher education. The young minds oftomorrow are being shaped in our classrooms today. A quality education for every single student in Wisconsin – regardless of their zip code – has a direct and significant impact on the future success of our workforce and economy.”

The New Richmond School District is estimated to receive approximately $52.1 million in funding from the state under Governor Walker’s biennial budget, including:

  • An increase of more than $1.9 million in Per Pupil Aid. Governor Walker’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 New Richmond School District may be eligible for additional funding under Governor Walker’s budget proposal, such as mental health grants, energy efficiency incentives, and special needs grants.

Learn more about Governor Walker’s proposed investment in K-12 education here. For Governor Walker’s full 2017 Budget Address, click here.

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