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WPF Releases New School DataTool

Friday, February 15th, 2019

On the heels of releasing a very well-received report on special education funding earlier this week, the nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum (WPF) today released a new online school resource which allows parents, teachers, school officials and the public to examine and compare educational data for school districts throughout Wisconsin. For more information, see the WPF […]

Wisconsin’s Open Enrollment Program Does Not Violate Federal Law

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

From the Legal Side … On January 22, 2019, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that Wisconsin’s open enrollment program did not violate federal law.  In its most recent legal update, Strang Patteson examines the court’s decision and its impact on Wisconsin school districts. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe […]

CPI For Bargaining Agreements Beginning July 1, 2019 Confirmed

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

From the Legal Side… In its most recent School Law Update, Boardman Clark reports that the consumer price index (CPI) for bargaining agreements beginning July 1, 2019 has been confirmed.  Check it out. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing this update […]

News Story Highlights WPF Special Ed Funding Report

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Check out today’s news story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that focuses on the Wisconsin Policy Forum’s  recently released special education funding report.  The SAA posted the WPF report yesterday.

New Report on Special Education Funding

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

I just finished reading the latest report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum titled, “Special Education Funding in Wisconsin: How it Works and Why it Matters.”  I found the report timely, very interesting and “right on point.”  Check it out here.

It’s Confirmed, Evers to Deliver Budget Address February 28th

Friday, February 8th, 2019

From … Evers is now locked in to deliver his budget Feb. 28, a spokeswoman said. Lawmakers gave Evers until Feb. 28 to release the document, and his office had indicated previously it was targeting that date for the address. The date is now confirmed, the spokeswoman said.

OCR to Conduct Compliance Reviews on the Use of Seclusion and Restraint

Monday, February 4th, 2019

From the Legal Side: In it’s most recent school law update, Boardman Clark examines the recently announced initiative by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to address the inappropriate use of seclusion and restraint in school districts. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We […]

Dyslexia Study Committee Issues Final Report

Monday, February 4th, 2019

From The Wheeler Report: The Legislative Council Study Committee on Identification and Management of Dyslexia has released its final report. The Committee has made the following recommendations: LRB-0368/2. Employing a Dyslexia Specialist at the Department of Public Instruction. This proposal would require DPI to hire a dyslexia specialist beginning in the 2019-20 school year and provides $95,000 […]

LFB Revenue Estimates Released

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

From The Wheeler Report . . . The Legislative Fiscal Bureau has released general fund revenue and expenditure projections for the Legislature.  According to the memo, LFB expects a gross balance of $691.5 million and a net balance (gross balance – $75.0 million required statutory balance) of $616.5 million. The memo says their analysis shows over […]

Repost: Blue Ribbon Commission Recommendations

Monday, January 28th, 2019

On the heels of the extraordinary turnout for the Blue Ribbon Commission Panel Discussion at the State Education Convention last Friday morning, the SAA is reposting the Blue Ribbon Commission recommendations.

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