|Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 266-2839|
|Merrill – Governor Scott Walker visited Kate Goodrich Elementary School today, where he discussed the historic K-12 and rural school investments included in his biennial budget proposal with students, teachers, and administrators. The governor’s proposal lifts K-12 investment to $11.5 billion over two years, an all-time high, and includes $649 million in new state aids for all K-12 schools in the state.
“Our budget proposal not only bolsters student success by making historic investments in K-12 education, it also helps our rural schools address unique needs, like high transportation costs,” Governor Walker said. “This funding directly benefits the Merrill Area Public School District and schools like Kate Goodrich Elementary. Looking forward, one of our top priorities is student success and we will continue to invest our Reform Dividend into K-12 education to ensure Wisconsin’s workforce is strong for generations to come.”
The Merrill Area Public School District is estimated to receive $41 million in funding from the state under Governor Walker’s biennial budget, including:
The Merrill Area Public 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.