In a year when Wisconsin lawmakers expect to be two billion-dollars short, the state’s superintendent is asking for nearly a billion-and-a-half dollars more.
State Superintendent Carolyn Standford-Smith yesterday submitted her budget request. It includes one-point-four billion-dollars more for schools. More than half of the money would go toward school aid, but there’s also hundreds of millions that she’d like to spend on everything from mental health and teacher supports to Drivers Ed and public libraries. Governor Evers had asked state agencies not to request more money in the next state budget.