Wisconsin Governor visits Tomah elementary school

Thanks area teachers for their service

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker emphasized a need for better education funding Tuesday while in Tomah.

Walker thanked teachers at Lemonweir Elementary for their service to the community while promoting the proposed funding increase for Kindergarten through 12th grade. The governor also made himself available for questions from the students.

State legislators are not required to stick to the governor’s proposed budget, but Walker says he is glad to see support for the additional education funding.

“We were worried they might start from zero and not take our budget. They are using our education budget as their foundation and from what we were told last week is it’s very likely they’re going to keep it intact,” said Governor Walker.

The Tomah Area School District is estimated to receive about $40.5 million with the proposed additional education funding.