Contact: Tom Evenson
Neenah, Wisconsin – As Governor Scott Walker continues to move Wisconsin forward, one of his top priorities is student success. Governor Walker’s budget proposal includes historic investments in K-12 education, including $649 million in new state aids for all Wisconsin K-12 schools. It also lifts K-12 investment to $11.5 billion over two years, an all-time high. To highlight this investment, Governor Walker met with students, teachers, and administrators today at Neenah High School to discuss the positive impact this investment will have on their school district.
“How we prepare our students in the classroom today directly translates to how prepared Wisconsin’s workforce is going to be in the next decade,” Governor Walker said. “With this in mind, our budget proposal bolsters support for public schools, investing more money into K-12 education than ever before in the history of our state. Our children are the future of Wisconsin, and ensuring student success today guarantees the success of our state for generations to come.”
The Neenah School District is estimated to receive more than $77.8 million in funding from the state under Governor Walker’s biennial budget, including:
- An increase of $4,003,312 in Per Pupil Aid. Governor Walker’s budget 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 Neenah School District may also be eligible for further funding under the governor’s proposal, such as mental health grants, energy efficiency incentives, and special needs grants.