Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Governor Evers is announcing a multi-million-dollar investment in education. 75-million dollars will help school districts meet staffing needs, and address rising costs caused by inflation.
An additional 15 million is going toward mental health services. Evers believes the state should better support public schools as opposed to having districts continually go to referendum.
“What I’m mostly concerned about is those referendums that school districts are forced to do in order to keep their doors open, and make sure that the teachers are paid, things that are basic that the state has to step up.”
The governor visited Northside Elementary in La Crosse yesterday afternoon to meet with teachers about the investment. The school district of La Crosse will be receiving more than 500-thousand dollars in total from both initiatives.