Gov. Walker signs bill increasing aid for rural schools on Monday

Published: Mar. 12, 2018 at 12:46 PM CDT
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Governor Walker signed Assembly Bill 835 into law on Monday at the Riverdale High School.

According to the release, the bill increases Sparsity Aid for Wisconsin’s rural schools to help address unique challenges faced by low-population school districts.

“Every child deserves access to a quality education, no matter where they live,” Governor Walker said. “That’s why we are putting more money into our rural schools on top of our budget’s historic investment in education.”

Assembly Bill 835 increases the sparsity aid per student from $300 to $400 beginning in the 2018-2019 school year and appropriates $6,454,600 GPR to fund this increase. The bill will also increase the low revenue ceiling from $9,100 to $9,400 in 2018-19.

The signing took place in the Riverdale High School Gymnasium at 11:30 a.m. on Monday.