The Joint Finance Committee will meet on Monday, August 28 to vote on the proposed K-12 education budget.
This includes Governor Walker’s plan to provide a
$649 million increase to public, voucher and charter schools over the next two
years. The Committee will also vote on several other items that are important
to WEMTA, including library service contracts, Newsline for the Blind and a
potential $9 million grant program to help schools provide one-to-one devices
for 9th graders.
It has also been widely reported that there is consensus to increase the
income eligibility limit for the statewide school choice program, though the
exact amount of the increase is unknown at this time.
Once the committee votes on school funding,
transportation funding will be the final big-ticket item for the panel.
A link to the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau papers, which provide
background on Governor Walker's proposals, is listed below: