For Immediate Release:

May 19th, 2015

Contact:  Rep. Todd Novak, 608-266-7502


Rep. Novak Applauds Increase in School Aid

Republican Proposal Increases Aid by $250 per pupil over Biennium

Madison – Today, Republican leaders of the legislative Joint Finance Committee (JFC) approved changes to the education budget that restore funding by $150 per pupil in the first year of the budget and adds an additional $100 per pupil in the second year. In response, Representative Todd Novak (R-Dodgeville) released the following statement:

 “Since the early days of my campaign for this office, one message has been reiterated to me countless times: ‘we need to invest in our public schools.’ With today’s announcement of an increase in aid for K-12 education, I’m proud to say that my colleagues and I are delivering on that commitment.”

“As the father of two public schools students, I’ve had a number of conversations with worried parents, teachers and school officials. Hearing these concerns, I’m happy to report that we’re making an investment not only in our children and our classrooms, but we’re making an investment in the future of southwest Wisconsin.”

“I want to thank the members of JFC for recognizing the need to prioritize K-12 funding in our next state budget. As we work to improve this budget to be the best that it can be, I vow to continue to search for ways to prioritize the needs of the 51st Assembly District.”