Educators cautiously optimistic about proposed increase in Wisconsin K-12 funding

Leaders of area school districts are happy about the possibility of increased state funding for K-12 education.

Gov. Scott Walker teased his budget proposal on Monday with details on what he would like to see for K-12 education, including $649 million in new state funding, a record level. The $11.5 billion education budget will be part of the complete budget proposal Walker is set to unveil Wednesday.

“We’re all sort of cautiously optimistic,” Cashton School District Administrator David Bell said. “Things are moving forward in a positive way.”

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