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DPI Announces Mental Health Grants

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Sixty-four school districts and consortiums are sharing $3.25 million in state grant funding to provide school-based mental health services. Additional information is available in the Department of Public Instruction news release here.

WPEN Summer Summit

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

The Wisconsin Public Education Network (WPEN), a project of the Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools (WAES), is a nonpartisan coalition of parents, students, educators, school board members, administrators, community leaders and education policy experts united behind one objective — advocating for Wisconsin public schools. WPEN is now taking registrations for its Fourth Annual Summer Summit, August 1st […]

Employee Personnel Files and Public Records Requests

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

From the Legal Side . . . In its most recent Legal Update, the Strang Patteson Law Firm reviews a recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision highlighting the application of Wisconsin’s Public Records Law to requests for employee personnel records, specifically records involving the investigation of a complaint against a public employee. The SAA regularly receives […]

SAA Following the Work of Two Study Committees

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

The SAA is following two Legislative Council Study Committees as they meet over the next several months (the web page links below will allow you to follow the work of these important committees): Legislative Council Study Committee on the Investment and Use of the School Trust Funds Legislative Council Study Committee on the Identification and […]

SAA Member Jeff Wright Running for State Assembly

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

For the past 16+ years that I have served as the SAA’s lobbyist, SAA members have talked about the importance of school administrators getting elected to the Legislature. Yet, during that time, we haven’t had many administrators step up to run.  In 2016, Jeff Wright, assistant superintendent for the Sauk Prairie Schools, ran a strong […]

School Law Update: Recent Matters of Interest

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

From the Legal Side . . . In its most recent newsletter, Boardman Clark provides an update on a number of court decisions or other matters that have been in the news recently. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing this update to […]

SAA Re-Issuing Priority Legislative Alert on PI 34 Rule

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

The SAA is re-issuing its Priority Legislative Alert on the Educator Licensure Rule Changes (PI 34).  The licensure flexibility that WASDA, WASBO, AWSA, WCASS and WASPA worked so hard to achieve in the PI 34 rule is in jeopardy. The Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules (JCRAR) held a public hearing last Thursday, June 7th on […]

Supreme Court Dismisses Wisconsin Redistricting Case

Monday, June 18th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … The U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed the state’s redistricting case, sending it back to federal district court. The decision, though, doesn’t address the broader issue of partisan gerrymandering, and the court noted providing a remedy to the issue doesn’t “necessarily require restructuring all of the State’s legislative districts.” Today’s opinion comes after […]

Priority Legislative Alert: Educator Licensure Rule Changes (PI 34)

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

The SAA is issuing a Priority Legislative Alert on the Educator Licensure Rule Changes (PI 34).  The licensure flexibility that WASDA, WASBO, AWSA, WCASS and WASPA worked so hard to achieve in the PI 34 rule is in jeopardy. The Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules (JCRAR) held a public hearing last Thursday, June […]

20 More School Districts Receive Safety Grants

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … Attorney General Brad Schimel yesterday announced 20 school districts across the state are getting nearly $1.4 million in new school safety grant funding. The news comes after Schimel earlier this month announced the state’s first recipient of a grant: Kenosha Unified School District, which is getting nearly $890,000 for building safety improvements […]

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