Governor Talks K-12 Funding

(Wisconsin) Governor Tony Evers visited Van Buren Elementary school in Janesville on Wednesday. Evers has proposed a $90-million-dollar investment in K-12 education, for the next two year state budget. He says that will provide needed resources while helping to hold down property taxes.

Evers says (quote) “we just have to get to a point where schools have enough resources…they shouldn’t have to go to referendum every two or three years and beg the local people to raise taxes on themselves.”

The Democratic governor is up for reelection in November, facing business executive Tim Michels. Republican legislative leaders have already dismissed Evers proposals.

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.

WRN contributed