Gov. Evers announces $110 million for Wisconsin schools

Gov. Tony Evers travelled to Milwaukee’s North Division High School Thursday to announce that he is directing $110 million in new federal coronavirus relief funds to Wisconsin K-12 schools.

When he signed the 2021-23 biennial budget earlier this year, Evers promised to invest more than $100 million in K-12 education, saying the Legislature’s budget, which slashed Evers’ budget proposal for schools by about 90%, was inadequate.

“The governor directed the new funding to help address Legislative Republicans’ failure to meaningfully invest in education during the budget process and to support kids and schools as they continue to deal with the effects of and recover from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic,” a statement from Evers’ office declared.

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