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.