$500M increase may be coming for school funding

School districts in Door and Kewaunee counties will be getting some help desperately needed in the next state budget. More aid is coming for schools like Gibraltar, Washington Island, and Sevastopol that currently get little to no funding from the state. Low spending districts like Southern Door and some Kewaunee County school districts will see a minimum level of funding set along with an increase in per-pupil spending. First District Rep. Joel Kitchens says some of the suggestions made by the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding will have to wait until after the budget process is completed.

The 2019-2021 budget approved by the Joint Finance Committee features a $500 million increase in education funding, which is about a third of the $1.4 billion Governor Tony Evers requested.

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