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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 […]

Special Needs Voucher Costs to Triple Next Year

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Check out this news story from Annyssa Johnson of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  Special needs voucher costs are expected to triple next year.  Quotes from Superintendents Driver and Myrah. https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/education/2018/02/12/wisconsin-voucher-program-special-needs-students-expected-triple-next-year/316450002/

JFC Unanimously Approves Amended AB 835/SB 690

Friday, February 9th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … The Joint Finance Committee unanimously approved a plan to boost state aid for small, rural school by $6.5 million and allow low-spending districts to collect more in property taxes. While members voted 16-0 for the bill, the debate became a series of exchanges over education funding since the end of Dem Gov. […]

JFC Holds Public Hearing Last Night, Will Exec AB 835/SB 690 Today

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

At a public hearing last night before the Joint Finance Committee (JFC), the SAA strongly supported SB 690 relating to increasing sparsity aid and the low revenue ceiling for school districts.  The SAA also raised concerns about the “failed operating referendum” provision in the bill and expressed support for an ongoing effort to amend that […]

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 WisPolitics.com … 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 […]

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