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GOP Special Needs Scholarship Motion

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

GOP members of the Joint Finance Committee have released their Special Needs Scholarship Program Motion that will be voted on later this afternoon. Stay tuned.  There is more to come.

Priority State Budget Alert: Special Needs Scholarship Program and Special Education Open Enrollment

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

SAA Members, I understand that your students are about to walk through your door for their first day of school, and I know that you are extremely busy to say the least.  Given that, please know that I would not issue a legislative alert at this time were it not absolutely necessary.  There is one […]

GOP K-12 Motion Released

Monday, August 28th, 2017

GOP members of the Joint Finance Committee have released their K-12 Omnibus Motion that will be voted on later this afternoon. More analysis to follow.

JFC To Take Up K-12 Issues on Monday

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

The Joint Finance Committee will convene on Monday, August 28th at 1:30 p.m. and take up among other issues the K-12 public instruction portion of the state budget including the following areas: General School Aids and Revenue Limits Categorical Aids Choice, Charter, and Open Enrollment School District Operations Administrative and Other Funding School Levy Tax […]

Recap of Assembly Education Committee Hearing

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

The Assembly Committee on Education held a public hearing on Thursday, August 24thon the bills listed below.  The SAA supported two of the bills, testifying on one of them, as noted below. Assembly Bill 423. Relating to:  an initial teaching license based on completion of a Montessori teacher education program. SAA took no position on […]

Bill Repealing DOT School Bus Rule Signed Into Law

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Senate Bill 134, which would repeal a Department of Transportation rule prohibiting the purchase for use in school transportation of a school bus previously titled and registered in another state or jurisdiction if the bus is more than five years old, was signed into law by Governor Walker as Act 49.  The bill was authored […]

Assembly GOP Leaders Release New School Funding Plan

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

From WisPolitics.com … Assembly Republicans today released final details of a plan that would invest about $580 million more into K-12 over the next two years compared to current levels. But that’s about $70 million less than Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal. And while the Assembly GOP plan would lower property taxes compared to current levels, […]

SAA Testifies on SB 187

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

The SAA delivered testimony in opposition to Senate Bill 187, relating to providing information about school district referendum revenue, at a public hearing conducted yesterday by the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Commerce and Local Government. Please note, the SAA testimony packet includes a memo from Allison Buchanan of Quarles & Brady as well as […]

State Budget Video Alert

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

SAA members please watch this important 6 minute video alert on the state budget.  Portions of the video alert, including legislator contact information, appear below in text form. State Budget Alert The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) wrapped up its 6 state budget hearings on April 21st and started voting on state budget items in executive […]

School Referendum Bills Introduced

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

The six bills relating to school referenda have been introduced in the Senate.  Five of them have also been introduced in the Assembly.  Please note that the bills have been referred to four different Senate committees.  Below we have linked each of the Senate bills and listed for each the relating clause, the committee the bill was […]

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