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DPI Releases Estimated Impact of Evers’ Partial Veto

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

From the Department of Public Instruction . . . On July 3, 2019, Governor Evers signed AB 56, the 2019-21 state biennial budget, into law as 2019 Act 9, with partial vetoes. The PDF document below summarizes action on the state budget for K-12 school funding, public libraries and lifelong learning, and the Department’s operations, from […]

Evers Signs Budget, Pumps More Money Into K-12 Through Partial Vetoes

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

From WisPolitics.com … Gov. Tony Evers signed the two-year budget Wednesday, but only after using his partial veto authority to pump nearly $100 million more into K-12 education than what Republicans had proposed. He also undercut former Gov. Scott Walker’s push to require able-bodied adults with school-age children to meet work requirements to receive food […]

Strang, Patteson: Approval Requirements In School District Real Estate Transactions

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

From The Legal Side… With the annual meeting of the electors approaching for common school districts and union high school districts, many are considering whether elector approval is required for certain real estate transactions.  This legal update from Strang, Patteson explores this issue.

BoardmanClark: Metadata is a Public Record: What Does this Mean for School Districts?

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

From The Legal Side… BoardmanClark recently published this School Law FYI regarding a recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision and the way that school districts must respond to records requests for electronic files.   The SAA regularly receives these updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing this update to […]

ETF Update – WRS Contribution Rates to Increase Slightly

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

The Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) announced in a recent bulletin that required contribution rates for Wisconsin Retirement System employers and employees will increase slightly in 2020. The Employee Trust Funds Board approved the rate changes June 20, following an annual report by the retirement system’s consulting actuary. Read more here.

DPI Releases General Aid Estimate

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Following a timeline required by state law, the Department of Public Instruction released an estimate yesterday of the general school aids each public school district will receive for the 2019-20 school year.  For additional information, see the DPI news release and district aid estimates. DPI News Release District Aid Estimates

Evers Calls for the Budget

Friday, June 28th, 2019

From WisPolitics.com … An hour after Tony Evers called for lawmakers to send him the budget, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said the “worst thing, I think, in the world” would be if the guv vetoed the entire thing. GOP lawmakers yesterday touted their version of the budget in a pair of news conferences, arguing […]

Notes on Budget Process

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

From The Wheeler Report . . . The budget has passed both houses of the legislature and is ready to be enrolled.  It is expected that enrollment will be done quickly with the possibility of the leadership of both houses signing the bill cover on Friday.  It is expected that Speaker Vos will direct the […]

Evers Still Silent on Budget Intentions

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

From WisPolitics.com …  Gov. Tony Evers is still not saying how he intends to act on a two-year spending plan after the state Senate and Assembly voted to pass the GOP-backed budget in consecutive days. In a series of tweets shortly after the Senate signed off on the Republican spending plan yesterday, the guv thanked […]

Assembly Approves Budget: On to the Senate

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

From WisPolitics.com… The state Assembly late Tuesday approved the GOP’s version of the state budget 60-39, sending the document to the Senate. Three Republicans joined all Assembly Dems in opposing the bill. The GOP no votes were: Janel Brandtjen, of Menomonee Falls; Rick Gundrum, of Slinger; and Tim Ramthun, of Campbellsport. See more from WisPolitics […]

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