Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 266-2839
Kaukauna – Governor Scott Walker promoted his proposed $649 million increase for Wisconsin K-12 schools today at Freedom Middle and High School today. The Governor’s budget proposal also lifts K-12 investments to $11.5 billion over two years, an all-time high.
“It was great to speak with Freedom Middle and High School students and teachers today about what our historic budget investments in K-12 education means for them and their school district,” Governor Walker said. “The bottom line is we’re making student success a top priority. When we invest in our students today, we’re also investing in Wisconsin’s workforce of tomorrow. That’s a win-win in our book.”
The Freedom Area School District is estimated to receive an investment of $23.2 million over the biennium in total state aids under Governor Walker’s budget, including:
- An increase of $980,896 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. This marks the largest increase since the 2005-2007 biennium.
The Freedom Area 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 about Governor Walker’s proposed investment in K-12 education here. For Governor Walker’s full 2017 Budget Address, click here.