Rep. Edming: Backs increased funding for rural schools

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MADISON – Yesterday, Representative James Edming (R- Glen Flora) proudly cast his vote in favor of Assembly Bill (AB) 835. This legislation will increase funding for the sparsity aid program for rural school districts as well as raise the low revenue adjustment for low spending districts.

“This legislation helps ensure that our rural schools have the resources they need to provide a high quality education to their students,” said Rep. Edming. “AB 835 will have a positive impact on school districts across the 87th Assembly District which is why I am proud to co-author this important legislation.”

Under AB 835, nearly every school in the 87th Assembly District would benefit through increased sparsity aid, an increase in the low revenue adjustment, or both.

“Students in our rural schools deserve the same opportunities as students in other parts of the state,” said Rep. Edming. “I have spoken with educators and community leaders across the district who have shared how this legislation will positively impact their schools and communities. While this legislation does not fix all of the problems our rural schools face, it is a strong step in the right direction.”

AB 835 was approved by the Assembly with wide bipartisan support and now advances to the State Senate for further consideration.

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