APPLETON– Following Governor Evers’ announcement of individual school district allotments of his promised $100 million+ in federal funds for kids and schools across the state, Representative Snodgrass praised the move by the Evers Administration.
“Today Governor Evers made good on a promise to invest Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) provided under the American Rescue Plan Act directly to our public schools. The Appleton School District will receive $1,923,133 and the Menasha School District will receive $462,932 both significant amounts the districts can invest directly into the classroom helping educators and students alike as we move into another tough winter.”
Costs for schools are eligible under the Coronavirus Relief Fund, with states being able to provide a per-pupil distribution to schools in recognition of the increased costs and challenges they faced throughout the past two years. Districts across the state will be able to use the funds for non-pandemic-related expenses in the classroom such as hiring educators and staff, providing additional educational or mental health supports, purchasing art supplies, music, or computers, or basic school upkeep.
Rep. Snodgrass continued, “We could have had property tax relief and invested in schools. We had the money. Unfortunately, the GOP budget did not make desperately needed investments in public education leaving school districts hanging. This fulfillment of a promise from Governor Evers puts funds firmly in the classroom. The choice is theirs to make in order to best meet their individual district needs which is how it should be.”