MADISON — Today, Governor Tony Evers announced an investment of $110 million of federal coronavirus relief funds for Wisconsin’s public schools. The funds come with flexibility allowing school districts to direct their share in a variety of ways such as supplies, equipment, additional programming, extracurricular opportunities, hiring more educators and staff, mental health investments, and operational costs. The Madison Metropolitan School District will receive $3,576,156, and the Middleton-Cross Plains and Verona Area School Districts will receive $984,700 and $750,827 respectively. Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) released the following statement:
“Prioritizing the education of our kids is the best investment we can make for the future of Wisconsin. I applaud Governor Evers’s $110 million investment in our students, teachers, and public schools as they continue to navigate and recover from the educational and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite Legislative Republicans’ drastic cuts to school funding in the biennial budget, Governor Evers was able to uphold his promise of investing more than $100 million of additional new funding for Wisconsin’s schools. I am confident the leadership of our local school districts will use their allocations in ways to meet the diverse needs of our students and schools.”
Representative Lisa Subeck has represented the 78th Assembly District since 2015 and serves as vice-chair of the Assembly Democratic Caucus.