Tom Evenson
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Wales – Governor Scott Walker traveled to Wales today to visit Kettle Moraine High School, 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, and includes $649 million in new state aids for all K-12 schools in the state.

“We’re changing the way we think about developing Wisconsin’s workforce,” Governor Walker said. “The best way to strengthen our workforce for generations to come is by providing our students with a real-life education that will prepare them for college, a career, and their lives. The historic K-12 investments included in our budget proposal help provide today’s students with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in the Wisconsin workforce tomorrow.” 

The Kettle Moraine School District is estimated to receive $21.2 million in funding from the state under Governor Walker’s biennial budget, including:

  • An increase of $2,159,904 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 Kettle Moraine 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.

To learn more about Governor Walker’s proposed investment in K-12 education, click here. Governor Walker’s full 2017 Budget Address can be found here.

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