Rep. Robyn Vining Highlights Risk of Losing Federal Funding for K-12 Education in Wisconsin
MADISON – Yesterday, a memo by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau stated that Wisconsin was at risk of not qualifying for $2.3 billion of federal funding for K-12 education, after the U.S. Department of Education previously stated that the amount would be $1.5 billion. This is due to the Republican-controlled Joint Committee on Finance not allocating enough funds for K-12 education in the state budget to qualify for the federal funding, if the budget is signed into law. State Representative Robyn Vining (D-Wauwatosa) issued the following statement in response:
“The GOP proposal that passed on party lines by the Joint Committee on Finance provides less than 10% of the K-12 education funding proposed by Governor Evers, which will not only deeply affect all three legs of the stool that is Wisconsin K-12 education funding (special education, mental health, and meeting the changing demographics and unique needs of school districts around the state), but also puts the state at risk of losing $2.3 billion of federal funding. Previously, that number was $1.5 billion.
Rep. Vining represents the 14th Assembly District, which includes parts of Brookfield, Wauwatosa, and Milwaukee. For more information, visit Rep. Vining’s website here.