Tony Evers seeks $5.5 million to help rural schools keep teachers

The state’s chief of schools is asking Gov. Scott Walker and Republican lawmakers to send millions to rural schools so they can keep their teachers.

As part of State Superintendent Tony Evers’ $13.6 billion request for the 2017-19 biennium, Evers would direct $5.5 million in the 2018-19 school year to provide schools in rural areas with money to give their teachers retention grants, or $750 per full-time teacher.

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