June 9th, 2017

Assembly GOP Education Plan

This week, Assembly Republicans unveiled our plan for K-12 education in the 2017-19 biennial budget. The proposal was authored by Representatives John Nygren (R-Marinette) and Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma) and helps every school district in the state of Wisconsin. Under the Assembly GOP plan, every district in the state is guaranteed to get more state aid compared to today. The plan proposes over $600 million in new money for schools. It also puts more money into the classroom than Governor Walker's budget proposal and increases per-pupil spending by $150 in the first year of the biennium and $200 in the second year.

Below are a few of the other initiatives in the Assembly GOP education plan:

  • Mental Health Grants: providing an additional $1 million over the biennium on top of the Governor's proposed $2.5 million for collaborative mental health grants for school districts.

  • 1:1 Technology Initiative: providing grants to all schools to ensure all incoming freshman have current technology.

  • Incentivize District-to-District Cooperation: increasing funding for shared services and whole grade sharing.

  • School Referendum Reform: requiring school district referenda occur at high voter-turnout general elections.

  • Teacher Licensing Reform: addressing Wisconsin's teacher shortage with commonsense reform.

If you would like to learn more about the Assembly GOP education plan, please click here.

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