Wisconsin's Blue Ribbon Commission on school funding hosts public hearing in La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Members of our community are talking with state leaders about fair school funding.

The state's Blue Ribbon Commission on school funding hosted a public hearing Monday afternoon in La Crosse.

District leaders and community members gave their input on how current funding levels are impacting schools in our area.

Commission leaders say they are seeing common funding concerns between districts, like mental health care, that many feel need to be handled better.

"Hopefully we can come up with something that is more fair than what we have right now. Again, I mentioned declining enrollment, I think the way that that's handled, that's an example of something that in my opinion is not handled fairly right now. We'll be handling those issues and that's why we're here," said Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay).

The Blue Ribbon Commission will use their findings from these public hearings to make recommendations on school funding for Wisconsin's next two-year budget.

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