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Rally for Public School Funding

Monday, June 21, 2021 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Houdini Plaza, 111 W College Ave, Appleton

State-wide Day of Action
to Fund K-12 Schools

Fox Cities Advocates for Public Education is holding a Rally for Public School Funding, to challenge recent action by the Joint Finance Committee.

The proposed 2021-23 state budget for education, approved by the Joint Finance Committee, does not meet basic inflationary benchmarks for funding K-12 schools. Since the proposal also does not meet the requirements of U.S. COVID relief packages, $2.3 billion in federal relief funding is now at risk.

JOIN US in a Fox Cities Rally to urge lawmakers to act! 

  • 111 W. College Ave. at Houdini Plaza, Downtown Appleton
  • 4 – 5 pm, Monday, June 21
  • Rain or shine
  • Bring a sign if you can. Otherwise FCA4PE will provide one for you.

New state revenue projections are $4.4 billion higher than previously estimated, according to the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau. so the state now has $5.8 billion available for the 2021-23 budget. With these new revenues, lawmakers can invest in students by funding general and per-pupil aid, special education, broadband, and mental health.

You can read more about this issue at these links:

  • The five largest school districts (Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, Racine) issue a letter to lawmakers.
  • Four Wisconsin school associations call for immediate action in joint news release. Three directors issue plea in video.
  • The Wisconsin Association of School Boards warns of the loss of federal relief funding.
  • School districts and their boards in South Milwaukee, Beloit, Wauwatosa, Green Bay, La Crosse and Superior also issued resolutions and letters.
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