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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:
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.