Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker visited with students, staff and community representatives at Brookfield East High School today to learn about how students are preparing for college, career and life, and to promote support for a $649 million increase for all Wisconsin K-12 schools proposed in his biennial budget.Governor Walker engaged with students in Architectural Drafting and Introduction to Programming courses, and learned about career skill development from Business Leadership students in the Spartan Union Coffee Shop. Senior Max Aslin commented, "He [Governor Walker] was really able to relate to students, and I enjoyed how he talked about the Spartan Union and how it can help prepare me for life beyond Brookfield East."
The Governor also spent time in the Excellence Center with students in East's Principles of American Democracy course where he addressed his budget proposal and responded to questions about the impact of his budget on education.
The Governor's proposal, which increases Elmbrook's per-pupil funding by $2.8 million over two years, is currently being considered by the Joint Finance Committee. Learn more about the proposal at https://walker.wi.gov/wiworking.