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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 […]

AB 805 Clears the Senate

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Assembly Bill 805, the concurrent enrollment fix, was concurred in by the State Senate on a voice vote in floor action last night.  The bill now moves on to the Governor’s desk with no opposition.  The SAA strongly supports the bill. You might recall that the Early College Credit Program (ECCP) adopted in the 2017-19 […]

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 […]

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