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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 […]

Concurrent Enrollment Fix Signed by Governor

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Assembly Bill 805, the so-called “Concurrent Enrollment Fix”, was signed into law yesterday by Governor Scott Walker as Act 307.  The SAA strongly supported this bill. You might recall that the Early College Credit Program (ECCP) adopted in the 2017-19 State Budget increased school district fiscal exposure for participation in concurrent enrollment programs.  Act 307 […]

Governor to Sign School Safety Bill Today

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Media reports indicate that Governor Walker will sign the $100 million school safety legislation today at Victor Haen Elementary School in Kaukauna.  Check out the news story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. We are also linking for your information AB 843 as enrolled as well as the Legislative Council’s Amendment Memo for the bill, which […]

Senate Passes School Safety Package

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … The Senate late last night approved on a 28-4 vote its version of a plan aimed at increasing school safety. The proposal, adopted as an amendment to AB 843, differs from the six special session bills Assembly Republicans had been considering in a public hearing. Still, it leaves in place the major […]

GOP Lawmakers Reach Deal on School Safety

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

GOP leadership has come to agreement on a plan that will make minor modifications to the Governor’s school safety package.  The Senate plans to pass the bill today with the Assembly taking it up on Thursday. See the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story here.

Assembly Education Public Hearing Tomorrow on School Safety

Monday, March 19th, 2018

The Assembly Education Committee will hold a public hearing on the following six bills at 10:00 am on Tuesday, March 20th in Room 417 North, State Capitol. March 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 1  -Relating to: grants to schools for school safety and safety-related upgrades to school buildings, equipment, and facilities; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; […]

Governor Walker’s Special Session School Safety Proposals

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

From The Wheeler Report . . . Gov. Walker has called a special session on school safety, (EO#278) and has forwarded a $100 million proposal for the legislature to consider. The bills were included at the time of the release which announced the special session. According to his release, Walker’s plan includes: Establishing the Office […]

Walker Calls School Safety Special Session

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Governor Scott Walker today called for a special session of the Wisconsin State Legislature to pass his comprehensive School Safety Plan. See Governor Walker’s press release.

Walker to Sign AB 835 Into Law

Monday, March 12th, 2018

The Governor plans to sign Assembly Bill 835 (Sparsity Aid/Low Revenue Ceiling Increase) into law this morning at Riverdale High School.  See the news story from WISC-TV.

AB 835 Passes Senate Easily

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

In floor action last night, the State Senate passed Assembly Bill 835, relating to increasing sparsity aid and the low revenue ceiling, on a 31-1 vote with only Senator David Craig (R-Big Bend) voting against.  The bill now moves on to the Governor’s desk for his anticipated approval. The SAA strongly supported the bill’s passage […]

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