Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 266-2839
Mosinee – Governor Scott Walker traveled to Mosinee High School today, where he discussed the historic K-12 and investments included in the budget proposal. Governor Walker’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.
“As I traveled throughout Wisconsin last year as part of my listening sessions, I had the opportunity to hear from parents, teachers, school administrators, community leaders, and many more,” Governor Walker said. “The people of Wisconsin have spoken and we received their message loud and clear. They want us to invest in K-12 education because they know it provides the building blocks that will help determine the future success of their child. I’m proud our budget proposal makes historic investments in education, ensuring Wisconsin students receive the knowledge and training they need to thrive in college, career, and life.”
The Mosinee School District is estimated to receive more than $41 million in funding from the state under Governor Walker’s biennial budget, including:
- An increase of $1,194,108 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 Mosinee 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.