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DPI Releases Summary of 2017-18 Education Bills

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

DPI just released this summary of selected education-related bills that were enacted in the 2017-18 legislative session for your information.

Walker Directs Agencies to Plan for Zero Growth Budget

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

From The Wheeler Report . . . Governor Walker has given agencies directions for planning their 2019-21 budget.  Walker directed state agencies to plan a zero growth budget.  One of the exceptions to this directive is K-12 school aids. Governor’s Letter Major Budget Policies

Rep. Ed Brooks Will Not Seek Re-Election

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

From … GOP state Rep. Ed Brooks, of Reedsburg, announced today he will not seek re-election, citing his health. Brooks’ office said in a statement recent tests “indicated he needs to maintain control over the leukemia that he battled into remission last year.” “I’ve been humbled and honored to represent the good citizens from […]

Loophole in Wisconsin Parental Choice Program?

Monday, May 14th, 2018

In case you missed this, check out this interesting article from the Baraboo News Republic about a loophole in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program.

School Law Update: Publication & Posting of Legal Notices

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

From the Legal Side… Two new laws took effect April 18, 2018, regarding the publication of legal notices in newspapers. 2017 Wisconsin Act 282 modifies the qualifications for newspapers that receive payment for such publication. 2017 Wisconsin Act 353 provides an alternate publication option for Class 2 and Class 3 legal notices.  The Boardman & Clark […]

Blue Ribbon Commission To Meet May 7th

Monday, April 30th, 2018

The Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding will hold a public hearing at 1:00pm on Monday, May 7th at Tomahawk Elementary School Auditorium. The Blue Ribbon Commission will hear testimony from invited speakers, including representatives in the following areas: Florence County School District, Tomahawk School District, Northland Pines School District, Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance, and Northwoods Broadband and Economic Development Coalition.  Following […]

Schimel Wants Every School That Applies to Receive School Safety Grant

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

From … Attorney General Brad Schimel yesterday said he would like to see every school that applies for a grant under a new $100 million program receive some state assistance to improve safety measures. Still, he acknowledged with some 3,100 public and private schools in Wisconsin, there will be limited resources. He noted if […]

Schimel to Announce More Details on School Safety Initiative

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

From … AG Brad Schimel today will announce more details on the state’s $100 million school safety initiative during a news conference at a Catholic school on Madison’s east side. The grants will start going out in June, and public and private schools are eligible for the awards. Schimel yesterday announced the parameters of […]

Concurrent Enrollment Fix Signed by Governor

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Assembly Bill 805, the so-called “Concurrent Enrollment Fix”, was signed into law yesterday by Governor Scott Walker as Act 307.  The SAA strongly supported this bill. You might recall that the Early College Credit Program (ECCP) adopted in the 2017-19 State Budget increased school district fiscal exposure for participation in concurrent enrollment programs.  Act 307 […]

Blue Ribbon Commission To Meet April 23rd

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

The Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding will hold a public hearing at 2:00pm on Monday, April 23rd at CESA 6, 2300 WI-44, Oshkosh, WI 54904. Invited speakers include representatives from the following areas:  Appleton School District, Neenah School District, Lomira School District, and CESA 6.  Following the invited speakers, members of the public will be able […]

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