Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 266-2839
One of Governor Walker’s top priorities, as he continues to move Wisconsin forward, is student success. His 2017-2019 budget proposal includes historic investments in K-12 education, including $649 million in new state aids for all Wisconsin K-12 schools. It also lifts K-12 investment to $11.5 billion over two years, an all-time high. Governor Walker visited Peshtigo Middle and High School today to hear from students, teachers, and administrators about what this investment means for their school district.
“It’s great to be here in Peshtigo to discuss the positive impact our K-12 investments will have on the Peshtigo School District,” Governor Walker said. “As I travel throughout our state, I hear overwhelmingly from people that more funding for K-12 education is a top priority, and our budget proposal shows we are listening.”
The Peshtigo School District is estimated to receive approximately $18 million in funding from the state under Governor Walker’s biennial budget, including:
- An increase of $648,092 in Per Pupil Aid. Governor Walker’s budget increases per-pupil funding by $200 per pupil in Fiscal Year 2018 and $204 per pupil in Fiscal Year 2019 – the largest increase since the 2005-2007 biennium.
The Peshtigo School District may also be eligible for further funding under the governor’s proposal, such as mental health grants, energy efficiency incentives, and special needs grants.