2021-23 State Budget (Updated 6/8/21)
Contact your legislators today to ask them to prioritize investing in Wisconsin students.
WASB Members: Check your email for WASB Action Alerts on the state budget to easily send messages to your state lawmakers.
Wisconsin schools need:
- Predictable and sustainable state funding
- Increased special education aid
- Increased school-based mental health funding
Meeting these priorities will also help the state of Wisconsin capture more than $1.5 billion in one-time federal funds.
- 6/14 – Week ahead: Both education committees hold hearings before final JFC action on state budget
- 6/10 – LFB: $2.3 Billion in federal relief funding at risk
- 6/9 – WASB, SAA, WiRSA, SWSA Joint Statement on Revenue Projections
- 6/8 – State now expects $4.4 BILLION more in tax revenue than previous estimates
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WASB Legislative Update Posts
- 6/14-Week ahead: Both education committees hold hearings before final JFC action on state budget
- 6/10-LFB: $2.3 Billion in federal relief funding at risk
- 6/9-Feds release maintenance of equity guidance for ESSER III funds
- 6/9-WASB, SAA, WiRSA, SWSA joint statement on new state revenue
- 6/8-LFB: State now expects $4.4 BILLION more in tax revenue than previous estimates
- 6/7-WSJ: Republicans shouldn’t risk $1.5B for Wisconsin schools
- 6/2-If WI fails to qualify, federal K-12 COVID relief funds will go to schools in other states
- 6/1-WSJ: Feds warn WI lawmakers about deficient state funding for K-12 education
- 5/28-John Ashley statement on JFC K-12 budget proposal
- 5/27-JFC approves education funding plan
- 5/20-Budget committee schedules K-12 funding vote for next week; budget papers released
- 5/20-Budget committee postpones vote on broadband
- 5/17-Budget committee scheduled to take up broadband grants funding on Thursday
- 5/10-How might last Thursday’s JFC actions impact K-12 education?
- 5/3-JFC to begin budget votes this week
- 3/8-Budget bill aims to curb teen smoking, vaping
- 3/3-Governor’s proposed budget eyes significant changes to school employee benefits
- 3/1-Gov’s plan on “meal shaming,” funds for school breakfast
- 2/19-Gov’s plan on sparsity aid, pupil transportation, English learner aid, supplemental nutrition aid, grants for replacement of mascots
- 2/17-Gov. Evers budget proposal meets key WASB priorities
- 2/17-John Ashley statement on Gov. Evers budget