By Tim Kowols
A boost in education funding is good news for area school districts. The state’s Joint Finance Committee announced late last month the $639 million boost for schools over the next two years, which works out to be an additional $200 per student. Sturgeon Bay School District Superintendent Dan Tjernagel says the influx of cash to schools will make it easier to keep programming steady.
The school funding bill also includes the expansion of the state’s student voucher program, lifetime licenses for teachers and administrators, and limit referendum votes to general elections.