Wisconsin’s governor plays Santa Claus a few weeks before Christmas, traveling the state to announce new funding for public schools.
Governor Tony Evers included Holmen High School in a whirlwind trip on Thursday, talking about federal money set aside for public education.
“I’m proud to announce that the final number has landed at $110 million for our kids in schools, and will provide more than $130 per student,” Evers said.
“These dollars will drastically help to support the increased mental health needs of our students,” said Holmen superintendent Kristin Mueller. “We will now be able to go outside of our buildings and even help even further outreach to our families in especially accessing counseling and other services they need.”
Holmen was the last of four stops Evers made around Wisconsin on Thursday to promote the funding available from federal COVID relief.
The governor said he wanted to use money from the state surplus, but legislators blocked that move.