HUDSON – Governor Scott Walker visited Hudson High School today, where he discussed the historic K-12 investments included in his biennial budget proposal with students, teachers, and staff. The governor’s proposal lifts K-12 investment to $11.5 billion over two years, an all-time high, including $649 million in new state aids for all K-12 schools in the state.
“How our kids learn and the resources they’re provided in the classroom directly impacts what they become passionate about and decide to pursue as they move from K-12 education to higher education and then into Wisconsin’s workforce,” Governor Walker said. “We want to transform K-12 education in Wisconsin to provide our students with a real-world curriculum that prepares them for college, a career, and real life. To make this vision a reality, our budget proposal invests $11.5 billion in education, more money than ever before in the history of our state.”
The Hudson School District is estimated to receive more than $60 million in funding from the state under Governor Walker’s biennial budget, including:
- An increase of more than $3.3 million 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 – the largest increase since the 2005-2007 biennium.
The Hudson 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.