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Boardman & Clark: Annual Notices Information

Monday, July 31st, 2017

From the Legal Side… The Boardman & Clark law firm recently published this School Law FYI regarding the annual notices that school districts are required to provide to students, parents, and/or the public.  The SAA regularly receives these updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing this update to SAA members with […]

School Districts Would Pay for Large Share of Vouchers Under Senate Plan

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

As reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a budget plan proposed by Senate Republicans would increase funding for the state’s three main private school voucher programs by nearly $60 million over the next two years, according to an analysis by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau made public on Tuesday.  Check out the news story here.  See […]

Evers Files Paperwork to Run for Governor; Remains Non-Committal

Monday, July 24th, 2017

In case you missed it, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that State Superintendent Tony Evers filed the paperwork to run for Governor on Friday, but has not yet decided whether to formally enter the race. See the story here.

State Budget Holding Up Onalaska Hiring Plans

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Check out this article from the LaCrosse Tribune that reports hiring plans are on hold in the Onalaska School District until the State Budget is finalized.

Journal Sentinel Review of Senate Budget Plan on K-12 Issues

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Check out yesterday’s story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that reviews the major K-12 education provisions in the recently-released Senate GOP Budget Plan.  One thing to keep in mind, even Senator Fitzgerald has acknowledged that he does not know if this plan could pass the Senate GOP Caucus at this time.

Senate Republicans Release Budget Plan

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

From … Senate Republicans today released a set of Legislative Fiscal Bureau memos summarizing the key details behind their budget plan. Click here to view the documents: The Public Instruction section begins on page 449 of the full Senate proposal.  We are currently reviewing the document.  Item number 6 leaps off the page as […]

SAA Testifies Against Competitive Bidding Bill

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

SAA Executive Director John Forester testified in opposition of Assembly Bill 307 today at a public hearing held before the Assembly Committee on Local Government. In addition, Waunakee Superintendent Randy Guttenberg and Julie Waner, Vice President of the Waunakee Board of Education, did a fabulous job in testifying in opposition to AB 307. You might […]

Bill Would Allow Gun Education Class in High Schools

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Check out this Milwaukee Journal Sentinel news story on Assembly Bill 427 which would allow schools to offer on-site gun education classes as electives.  Superintendents Finco, Athey and DeKlotz did a nice job expressing concerns about the bill.

Hearing Scheduled on Bill Requiring Schools to Use Competitive Bidding

Friday, July 7th, 2017

The Assembly Committee on Local Government, chaired by Rep. Ed Brooks (R-Reedsburg), will hold a public hearing on Assembly Bill 307, requiring all school districts (including MPS) to utilize competitive bidding for school construction projects in excess of $75,000, next Wednesday, July 12 at 11:00am in Room 400NE, State Capitol. The Legislative Reference Bureau summarizes […]

Evers Considers Run for Governor

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Check out Molly Beck’s story in the Wisconsin State Journal about State Superintendent Tony Evers considering a run for Governor.

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