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Governor to Announce Plans to Help Rural School Districts
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/26/2017

Gov. Scott Walker said he's ready to unveil his ideas on helping rural schools in Wisconsin. The governor had planned to reveal more details about his plans during stops in northern Wisconsin on Thursday, but that tour has since been cancelled.

Such districts have been crunched for cash for many years, which makes it difficult to recruit teachers and boost enrollment.

Walker said during a speech on Wednesday that his upcoming budget address to the Legislature on February 8 will also spell out specifics on his initiative to help all schools in the state.

"We will dramatically help rural schools in Wisconsin so that every student in every community in every zip code in this state can have access to a great education," Walker said.

The governor has mentioned that he favors increasing revenue limits to allow districts spend more money without voter approval.

The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says about 140 school referendums have been approved to exceed the revenue limit over the past three years.

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