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School Funding Commission to Hold Hearing Friday

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

As we first reported last week, the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding will hold a public hearing at 10:30am on Friday, February 2nd at the James Madison Academic Campus, 8135 W. Florist Avenue, Milwaukee. The Commission will hear testimony from invited speakers including representatives from Milwaukee Public Schools, Southeast Wisconsin Schools Alliance and School Choice Wisconsin.  […]

New Web Page for School Funding Commission

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

The Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding has a new web page designed to share information with the public on the work of the Commission.  Check it out here.

SAA Supports AB 835 at Hearing

Friday, January 26th, 2018

The SAA testified in support of Assembly 835, relating to increasing sparsity aid and the low revenue ceiling for school districts.  The SAA also raised concerns about the “failed referendum” provisions of the bill. Twelve SAA members delivered testimony in support of the bill including the following:  Superintendents Tonya Olson (Waupun), Kevin Bruggink (Oostburg), Mike […]

LFB Prepares Memo for School Funding Commission

Friday, January 26th, 2018

At the December 14, 2017 meeting of the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding, a number of questions arose regarding school district revenue limits, funding, mill rates, special education aids, and boundary modifications. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) has prepared a memo that addresses those inquiries.  I found the memo very interesting.  Check it out […]

Representative Kremer Not Seeking Reelection

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … GOP Rep. Jesse Kremer announced yesterday he’s not running for re-election later this year. Instead, he said on the Assembly floor he’ll begin work as a commercial airline pilot, a job he had held before joining the chamber. But he told WisPolitics.com he intends to finish out his term. The Kewaskum Republican […]

School Funding Commission to Hold Hearing February 2nd

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

The Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding will hold a public hearing at 10:30am on Friday, February 2nd at the James Madison Academic Campus, 8135 W. Florist Avenue, Milwaukee. The Commission will hear testimony from invited speakers including representatives from Milwaukee Public Schools, Southeast Wisconsin Schools Alliance and School Choice Wisconsin.  Following the invited speakers, members […]

Priority Legislative Alert – Sparsity Aid/Low Revenue Ceiling

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

The SAA is issuing a Priority Legislative Alert on Assembly Bill 835, relating to sparsity aid and the low revenue ceiling for school districts. Assembly Bill 835 has been scheduled for public hearing before the Assembly Committee on Education this Thursday, January 25th at 10:00 am in Room 417 North, State Capitol. The SAA supports the […]

LFB Memo on Low Revenue Ceiling/Sparsity Bills

Friday, January 19th, 2018

In response to numerous inquiries, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau has released this memo providing information on the estimated effect of AB 835/SB690 on school districts.  Check it out here.

Fiscal Bureau Projects $385 Million Surplus at End of 2017-19 Biennium

Friday, January 19th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … JFC Co-chair Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, hailed the new revenue numbers released Wednesday, but isn’t committing just yet to a bill that would boost state aid to rural school districts. “I think we have to look at all of our priorities,” she told WisPolitics.com. “There are a lot of bills on the […]

SAA Supports AB 805 — Concurrent Enrollment Fix

Friday, January 19th, 2018

The SAA registered its support for Assembly Bill 805, the Concurrent Enrollment “Fix”, at a public hearing held yesterday before the Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities.  Tim Schell, Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Waunakee Community Schools, and Mike Sereno, Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning for the Elmbrook School District, did a fabulous […]

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