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“Stripped Down” AB 693 Clears Assembly Committee

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Earlier today, the Assembly Committee on Judiciary passed a “stripped down” version of Assembly Bill 693, the so-called Teacher Protection Act.  Assembly Substitute Amendment 2 (ASA 2) to AB 693 cleared the Committee on a party-line vote. ASA 2 would provide for the right of a teacher to terminate his/her employment, without penalty, if the […]

Key Issues Regarding the Early College Credit Program

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

From the Legal Side . . . As the end of the 2017-18 school year approaches, many school district officials have turned their attention toward a new program that will be in effect next school year: the Early College Credit Program (ECCP).  A new Legal Update from Strang Patteson addresses specific issues involved in the […]

SAA Priorities Easily Clear the Assembly

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

During floor action yesterday, the SAA’s two biggest priorities for the remainder of the legislative session cleared the Assembly easily.  Assembly Bill 805, the concurrent enrollment fix, passed on a voice vote while Assembly Bill 835, relating to increasing sparsity aid and the low revenue ceiling for school districts, passed on a 91-2 vote. Both […]

SB 690 to Receive Hearing in JFC

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) will hold a public hearing on Senate Bill 690, relating to increasing sparsity aid and the low revenue ceiling for school districts, at 1:31pm on Wednesday, February 7th in Room 412 East, State Capitol. If you should have any questions or need additional information, Please call the SAA office.  Stay […]

Concurrent Enrollment Fix Moving in Capitol

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Assembly Bill 805, the concurrent enrollment fix, cleared the Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities yesterday on a unanimous 13-0 vote. Earlier today we reported that Senate Bill 677, the Senate companion, will receive a public hearing before the Senate Education Committee at 9:00am on Tuesday,  February 6th in the State Capitol. Stay tuned.

Concurrent Enrollment Fix to Receive Senate Hearing

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Senate Bill 677, the Senate companion to Assembly Bill 805, will receive a public hearing before the Senate Education Committee at 9:00am on Tuesday February 6th in Room 300 Southeast, State Capitol. As you know, the Early College Credit Program (ECCP) adopted in the 2017-19 State Budget significantly altered the funding model for concurrent enrollment […]

AB 835 Clears Assembly Committee 14-1

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

From … The Assembly Education Committee overwhelmingly approved a bill that would increase sparsity aid and low-revenue ceilings for school districts, while leaving the door open to amending the bill in Joint Finance. The committee voted 14-1 to pass the bill, authored by Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, and championed by Gov. Scott Walker, that […]

SAA Opposes AB 803 At Hearing

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

The SAA testified in opposition to Assembly Bill 803 today at a public hearing before the Assembly Committee on Education.  The bill relates to excluding costs funded by referenda from shared costs for the purpose of determining general equalization aids for school districts. Superintendents Phil Ertl (Wauwatosa) and Ed Brzinski (Waterford Graded J1) and Business […]

Nearly 400 Private Schools Register for Voucher Programs

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

From … Nearly 400 private schools have registered for the state’s three voucher programs next school year. That includes 26 schools for the Racine voucher program; 133 schools for the Milwaukee program; and 222 for the statewide program, according to three separate releases from the state’s Department of Public Instruction yesterday. Each figure marks […]

SB 713 Scheduled for Hearing Tomorrow

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

A public hearing has been scheduled by the chair of the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection, Senator Duey Stroebel (R- Saukville) on Senate Bill 713 for this Wednesday, January 31 starting at 9:30 a.m. in room 201 Southeast of the State Capitol. In addition to chairing this committee, Senator Stroebel is the lead author of SB […]

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