Governor Directs $110 Million in School Pandemic Relief
Governor Tony Evers is releasing $110 million in federal coronavirus relief funds for Wisconsin school districts, following through on his promise to invest more than $100 million in new, additional funding into Wisconsin’s schools.
The $110 million will be distributed on a per-pupil basis with every Wisconsin school district receiving an additional $133.72 in per pupil aid based on its three-year membership count used for calculating revenue limits.
“This $110 million investment is an opportunity for schools to invest directly into programming to help students both in and out of the classroom, allowing schools to hire additional educators and staff, provide more educational and extracurricular opportunities, invest in mental health supports, buy art supplies or computers, or keep the lights on — whatever they need and, most importantly, whatever our kids need,” Evers said. “I’ve always said what’s best for our kids is what’s best for our state, and these funds will go a long way toward helping ensure our kids get the services and resources they need to rebound and recover.”