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GOP Bill Would Force Police to Share Student Records

Friday, October 6th, 2017

“Police would have to notify school administrators whenever they arrest a student for a violent crime and teachers could end their contracts without penalty if students attack them under a Republican bill that would relax juvenile criminal record confidentiality. “The bill would also allow teachers to remove a student from a classroom for two days.” […]

Competitive Bidding Bill Clears Senate Committee

Friday, October 6th, 2017

The Senate Committee on Economic Development, Commerce and Local Government, chaired by Sen. Dan Feyen (R-Fond du Lac), recommended  Senate Bill 236  for passage yesterday on a 4-3 party-line vote with Republican members of the committee supporting the bill.  The SAA testified in opposition to the bill earlier this week. You might recall that, Senate Bill […]

Thiesfeldt Drafting “Teacher Protection Act”

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

From The Wheeler Report: A preliminary draft of legislation obtained by The Wheeler Report, shows Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt is drafting what he is calling the “Teacher Protection Act.” The bill aims to give teachers information about violent crimes committed by students. According to LRB-0917/P6, the bill would: Duty to Report: The bill requires law enforcement to report […]

DPI Releases 2017-19 State Budget Summary

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

The DPI has released its full summary of the 2017-19 State Budget as it affects K-12 education, public libraries, etc…  

SAA Testifies Against Competitive Bidding Bill

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

SAA Executive Director John Forester testified in opposition to Senate Bill 236 today at a public hearing held before the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Commerce and Local Government, chaired by Sen. Dan Feyen (R-Fond du Lac). In addition, Waunakee Superintendent Randy Guttenberg and Julie Waner, Vice President of the Waunakee Board of Education, did […]

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court justices showed deep divisions Tuesday over a gerrymandering case from Wisconsin that could have far-reaching national implications. Check out the coverage from the Milwaukee journal Sentinel here.

Hearing Scheduled on Bill Requiring Schools to Use Competitive Bidding

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

The Senate Committee on Economic Development, Commerce and Local Government, chaired by Sen. Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville), will hold a public hearing on Senate Bill 236 requiring all school districts (including MPS) to utilize competitive bidding for school construction projects or for the furnishing of supplies or materials in excess of $75,000, next Tuesday, October 3 at […]

DPI Posts Info on Licensure Changes

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) posted new information this morning regarding licensure changes made in the 2017-19 State Budget.  Specifically, this information deals with the Lifetime License for Educators adopted in the budget bill.  The DPI also notes that they will have a full budget summary available in just a few days.

Vinehout Launches Bid for Governor

Monday, September 25th, 2017

From … State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, formally kicked off her guv campaign today with a more than four-minute video, calling for Wisconsin’s own health care solution and a leader who listens. Vinehout, who also planned a formal announcement later today in Black River Falls, says in the video she’s created four alternative budgets […]

Low Spending Districts Concerned with Walker Veto

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Check out this news story on Channel 3000 regarding the Governor’s low revenue veto and its impact on low revenue districts.  Superintendents Barb Sramek (Marshall) and Mary Pfeiffer (Neenah) are quoted.

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