On February 8, Governor Walker released his biennial budget that allocates $11.5 billion of state support for K-12 education, a $500 million increase in per pupil aid for public education. Specifically, the Governor's Budget provides a $200 per student increase in the first year and a $204 increase per student in the second year.
"We are encouraged that the governor has prioritized the students of Wisconsin with this two-year budget," said Superintendent Mark Hansen. "The commitment to funding public education is directly linked to Elmbrook's pursuit of excellence, and we are hopeful this budget is supported by the legislature as it considers the Governor's recommendations."
School Board President Kathryn Wilson added, "As an advocate for kids, I appreciate Governor Walker's executive budget that benefits the children of Wisconsin. I would encourage families and constituents across our state to show their support for education by participating in the state budget development process."
Currently, the Joint Finance Committee is hosting listening sessions across the state on budget priorities. To find out more information about the state budget and the Governor's recommendation, visit https://walker.wi.gov/wiworking.