Governor Scott Walker and other lawmakers were in Coleman Monday announcing new legislation that would increase Sparsity Aid and the Low Revenue Ceiling for Wisconsin’s rural school districts. The bill, authored by Representative John Nygren of Marinette, would raise Sparsity Aid from 300- to 400-dollars per student. Also, school districts’ Low Revenue Ceiling would increase from $9100 to $9400 for the 2018-2019 school year and continue to increase $100 annually until the 2022-2023 school year. Walker says the plan ensures rural districts have the same opportunities to provide student success as do the schools in the state’s larger communities. Walker says funding for this new bill will come from the state’s half-a-billion-dollar budget surplus. Sparsity Aid is offered to school districts with 745 students or less and no more than 10 students living within the same square mile. Walker is hopeful the legislation will be signed into law next month.