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Spring Valley School Board Visit

Last night I had the opportunity to address the Spring Valley school board on education issues, particularly in relation to education provisions included in the state budget bill. The budget as passed by the Majority Legislative Democrats and signed into law by Governor Doyle reduces state aid to school districts by $294 million.

In addition to the funding reductions, several policy items were included in the budget that negatively impact the ability of school districts to address costs. At a time when tax revenues are falling, the State Legislature should not be enacting measures that make it more difficult for school boards to balance their budgets and provide quality education.