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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 […]

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 […]

SB 713 Scheduled for Hearing Tomorrow

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

A public hearing has been scheduled by the chair of the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection, Senator Duey Stroebel (R- Saukville) on Senate Bill 713 for this Wednesday, January 31 starting at 9:30 a.m. in room 201 Southeast of the State Capitol. In addition to chairing this committee, Senator Stroebel is the lead author of SB […]

Priority Legislative Alert – Sparsity Aid/Low Revenue Ceiling

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

The SAA is issuing a Priority Legislative Alert on Assembly Bill 835, relating to sparsity aid and the low revenue ceiling for school districts. Assembly Bill 835 has been scheduled for public hearing before the Assembly Committee on Education this Thursday, January 25th at 10:00 am in Room 417 North, State Capitol. The SAA supports 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 […]

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

Recap Of Senate Education Committee Hearing

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

The Senate Committee on Education held a public hearing on Tuesday, December 19th on the bills listed below.  The SAA testified in opposition to three bills and testified for information on one bill, as indicated below. SB-159 Nutrition Education Relating to: Education about nutrition.  The SAA testified in opposition to the bill as it is currently drafted.  […]

Governor Signs Education Bills

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Yesterday, Governor Walker signed the following education bills into law: AB-266 Technical Excellence Scholarship Program (Krug, Scott) Eligibility for the Technical Excellence Higher Education Scholarship Program. Signed (Act 91) AB-250 Alternative Education Grants (Assembly Education Committee) Alternative education grants. Signed (Act 92) AB-251 DPI Grant Programs (Assembly Education Committee) Modifying rules related to various grant programs administered by the Department of […]

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