Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 266-2839

Sun Prairie – Governor Scott Walker traveled to Sun Prairie High School today to discuss the historic K-12 and rural school 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.

“As a parent of two sons who went through public schools here in Wisconsin, and uncle of two nieces in public school still today, I want them, and every other child in our state, to have access to a great education,” Governor Walker said. “We want our students to be the best and the brightest in the nation, which is why our budget puts more into public education than ever before. This is great news for our students, their parents and teachers, and the future of our workforce.”

The Sun Prairie Area School District is estimated to receive $113.8 million in funding from the state under Governor Walker’s biennial budget, including:

  • An increase of $4,796,364 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 2005-2008 biennium.

The Sun Prairie Area 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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