Gov. Scott Walker is proposing to increase and expand aid that's targeted to the state's most rural, low-populated schools.
Walker on Wednesday released details of his rural schools funding plan. He is also calling for increasing state aid to help rural schools pay high transportation costs and require the University of Wisconsin to develop a program to train teacher's aides and other paraprofessionals to become full-time teachers.
He is also proposing increasing funding for broadband and technology grants.
Walker says he is also planning to provide a "significant" increase for all public schools. He says details of that were to be released soon.
All of the funding proposals will be in Walker's budget he releases next week. Walker was making the announcement at stops at three rural schools.