(Dodge County) School districts in Dodge County are receiving additional funding. The governor’s office recently announced a $90-million-dollar investment into K-12 education.
This includes $15-million to double Tony Evers’ “Get Kids Ahead” initiative to provide mental health services to students as well as $75-million designed to give districts the flexibility to meet staffing needs, keep classroom sizes small, and provide other support.
The Beaver Dam School District is getting a combined $360-thousand-dollars.
Cambria-Friesland is line for nearly $48-thousand while Columbus’ allotment is $138-thousand-dollars.
Dodgeland is receiving $81-thousand, Fall River’s funding totals $62-thousand, Horicon’s $95-thousand-dollars, and Hustisford’s $49-thousand.
Lomira is getting $117-thousand-dollars, Mayville will see $117-thousand in funding, Randolph $62-thousand, Watertown $384-thousand-dollars, and Waupun $222-thousand.
Governor Evers says these investments will go towards making sure kids have the resources and support to get caught up and be successful both in and out of the classroom.
The $90-million-dollar investment is funded by the state’s allocation of federal American Rescue Plan Act dollars and will be distributed to schools in the coming weeks.
State Representative Mark born, co-chair of the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee, characterized Evers’ announcement as a drop in the bucket compared to the funding school districts already have received. The Beaver Dam Republican also called it an election-year gimmick.