June 30, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach
Senior Regional Manager
Wisconsin Public Radio
Proposed State Budget Effects on K-12 Schools to be Featured on The West Side July 6
The effects of Wisconsin’s state budget on public education in west central Wisconsin will be discussed on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The West Side on Monday, July 2 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.
Host Rich Kremer will welcome Michelle Schwab, Spooner school district superintendent and Mary Ann Hardebeck, Eau Claire area school district superintendent. Though the Joint Finance Committee restored the $127 million cut to K-12 education proposed by Governor Walker, school districts are facing increases in expenses, straining local budgets and causing difficult decisions. Cuts in Spooner have led to protests and resignations of staff.
The West Side is a call-in program focused on issues specific to western Wisconsin. The show airs on Mondays at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. Listeners may call in with questions and comments during the program at 1-800-228-5615.
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