Gov. Walker: Visits Abbotsford Elementary and High School to highlight proposed $649 Million increase for Wisconsin K-12 schools

Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 266-2839
Abbotsford – Governor Scott Walker met with students and teachers at Abbotsford Elementary and High School today to promote the significant K-12 investments included in his biennial budget proposal. This includes $649 million in new state aids for all K-12 schools. Additionally, the Governor’s budget proposallifts K-12 investments to $11.5 billion over two years, an all-time high.
 
“It’s great to be here in Abbotsford today to tour the school, meet with the students, and answer their questions,” Governor Walker said. “The education our children receive in K-12 is an important building block, not only for student success but for a strong workforce going forward. This is a top priority for us and we urge the Wisconsin legislature to approve our historic investments in K-12 education.”
 
The Abbotsford School District is estimated to receive an investment of $12.5 million over the biennium in total state aids under Governor Walker’s budget, including:
  • An Increase of $419,176 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 Abbotsford 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.
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