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LFB Memo on Low Revenue Ceiling/Sparsity Bills

Friday, January 19th, 2018

In response to numerous inquiries, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau has released this memo providing information on the estimated effect of AB 835/SB690 on school districts.  Check it out here.

Fiscal Bureau Projects $385 Million Surplus at End of 2017-19 Biennium

Friday, January 19th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … JFC Co-chair Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, hailed the new revenue numbers released Wednesday, but isn’t committing just yet to a bill that would boost state aid to rural school districts. “I think we have to look at all of our priorities,” she told WisPolitics.com. “There are a lot of bills on the […]

SAA Supports AB 805 — Concurrent Enrollment Fix

Friday, January 19th, 2018

The SAA registered its support for Assembly Bill 805, the Concurrent Enrollment “Fix”, at a public hearing held yesterday before the Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities.  Tim Schell, Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Waunakee Community Schools, and Mike Sereno, Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning for the Elmbrook School District, did a fabulous […]

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

Friday, January 19th, 2018

This is a Priority Legislative Alert on the Proposed Rule Changes to Educator Licensure (PI 34). The Proposed Rule Changes to Educator Licensing (PI  34) are currently posted for public comments prior to submission to the legislature for consideration. WASDA, AWSA, WASBO, WASPA and WCASS were actively involved in the development of these changes. They […]

SAA Testifies Against Teacher Protection Act

Friday, January 12th, 2018

The SAA testified in opposition to Assembly Bill 693, the so-called Teacher Protection Act, at a lengthy and contentious public hearing held yesterday before the Assembly Committee on Judiciary.  The SAA feels so strongly about this legislation that we have taken two extraordinary steps.  First, we retained Attorney Mike Julka of the Boardman & Clark […]

Priority Legislative Alert on Teacher Protection Act

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

The SAA is issuing a Priority Legislative Alert on Assembly Bill 693, the so-called Teacher Protection Act. As we reported earlier, Assembly Bill 693 has been scheduled for public hearing before the Assembly Committee on Judiciary on Thursday, January 11th at 9:00 am in Room 417 North, State Capitol.  The bill has 16 Assembly Republican co-sponsors and […]

Sparsity Aid, Low Revenue Ceiling Draft Circulated for Co-Sponsorship

Monday, January 8th, 2018

On the heels of the Governor’s announcement earlier today, draft legislation relating to an increase in Sparsity Aid and the Low Revenue Ceiling has been circulated for co-sponsorship in the State Capitol. See the bill draft and co-sponsorship memo below. Bill Draft Co-Sponsorship Memo

Walker Champions Sparsity Aid and Low Revenue Ceiling Increase

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Governor Scott Walker will visit Coleman High School in Coleman today to announce his support for legislation authored by Representative John Nygren (R—Marinette) that increases Sparsity Aid by $6.4 million for the 2018-19 school year. The bill provides an increase from $300 per pupil to $400 per pupil for districts that currently qualify for Sparsity Aid. […]

Teacher Protection Act Scheduled for Hearing

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Assembly Bill 693, the so-called “Teacher Protection Act”, has been scheduled for public hearing before the Assembly Committee on Judiciary on Thursday, January 11th at 9:00 am in the North Hearing Room (Second Floor North), State Capitol. The bill has 16 Assembly Republican co-sponsors and no Senate sponsors.  The SAA strongly opposes the bill.  The SAA […]

Bills Introduced “Fixing” Concurrent Enrollment Under ECCP

Friday, January 5th, 2018

As you know, the Early College Credit Program (ECCP) adopted in the 2017-19 State Budget significantly altered the funding model for concurrent enrollment programs at UW System campuses.  The old system was a shared funding model with K12 school districts absorbing the staffing costs and the UW institutions providing the accreditation and accountability.  Parents then […]

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