For Immediate Release Aug. 28, 2017
Contact: Jim Bender, School Choice Wisconsin

Statement on Passage of Education Package by JFC
Per pupil funding, summer school and income limits included in motion

Madison – The Joint Committee on Finance approved an education motion today as part of the 2017-19 biennial budget. The following is a statement from SCW President Jim Bender: “We thank the committee for approving substantial funding increases for students in the Parental Choice Programs. While a significant funding gap still persists between sectors, especially at the high school level, this injection of resources will benefit a growing number of Wisconsin residents. The increase to the income limit for the WPCP from 185 percent to 220
percent of the federal poverty level is a step in the right direction but still leaves many working class families on the outside looking in.”

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