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Evers Seeks to Use DPI Attorney in Lawsuit

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

From … State Superintendent Tony Evers today sought to dump the Wisconsin Department of Justice as his attorney in a lawsuit seeking to force him to comply with a new law that gives the Legislature and guv overview of the administrative rules his agency writes. Evers declared at a news conference AG Brad Schimel […]

School Leaders Say K-12 Budget Doesn’t Do Enough for Rural Schools

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Check out this article from Wisconsin Public Radio in response to Speaker Vos’ comments last week that the Assembly would not take up legislation to increase school sparsity aid.  The article includes great quotes from Superintendents Doug Olsen (Kickapoo) and Ryan Alderson (Cashton).

LFB Publishes 2017-18 General School Aids

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

From The Wheeler Report . . . The Legislative Fiscal Bureau has released the 2017-18 General School Aids Amounts for All School Districts. According to the memo in 2017-18, $4.584 billion from the general fund is appropriated for general school aids. Of that total amount, $4.515 billion is in equalized aid, $54.0 million in integration aid, […]

Vos: Sparsity Aid Proposal Won’t Clear Assembly

Monday, November 13th, 2017

From . . . While Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Vos tell WisPolitics some high-profile bills are a work in progress, Vos declared the guv’s sparsity aid package will not clear his house this session. Assembly Republicans put a package in the budget to boost low-spending school districts by allowing them to […]

Walker Appoints Harsdorf DATCP Secretary

Friday, November 10th, 2017

From … Gov. Scott Walker today appointed GOP state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf the first female DATCP secretary, calling the longtime lawmaker “an excellent fit to lead the agency.” Harsdorf, who won her Senate seat in 2000 and served in the Assembly from 1989-1999, fills the vacancy left when Ben Brancel retired in August. She will start […]

School Referendum Results

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

From The Wheeler Report: District District Name Total Amount Type Brief Description 0287 Barneveld Passed $12,900,000.00 Issue Debt Demolition of the oldest portion of the existing school building; construction of an addition for a new elementary school, music rooms and art rooms; construction of a new secure entrance, cafeteria, commons and kitchen; upgrades to restrooms, […]

Educators Getting Crunched

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

I found this article from the Sauk Prairie Eagle interesting.  Great quotes from SAA members.

Walker Starts Statewide Campaign Tour

Monday, November 6th, 2017

From … Gov. Scott Walker is hitting La Crosse, Eau Claire, Wausau, Rhinelander and Green Bay today as he kicks off a three-day tour of the state following his formal announcement of his bid for a third term. Yesterday in Waukesha, Walker touted his administration’s record on jobs, workforce development, education and health care, […]

2016-17 Estimated State Support for School Districts

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

From The Wheeler Report . . . The legislative fiscal bureau has released the 2016-17 Estimated State Support for School Districts.  According to the memo, the funding appropriated for 2016-17 and the 2016 gross property taxes levied for school districts, the state share of K-12 education was 63.58% of partial school revenues.

Competitive Bidding Bill Clears State Senate

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Yesterday, the State Senate passed Senate Bill 236 on a voice vote.  The SAA opposes SB 236. You might recall that, Senate Bill 236 would require that a school board, before entering into a contract for the construction, repair, remodeling, or improvement of a public school building or public school facilities or for the furnishing […]

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