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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.

State of the State Address Tonight

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

From … Gov. Tony Evers will deliver his first State of the State at 7 p.m. today. The speech will be carried live by WisconsinEye and Wisconsin Public TV as Evers addresses a joint session of the state Legislature.

SAA 2019-21 Legislative Agenda

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

After a lengthy process of seeking member input and vetting policy proposals, the 2019-21 SAA Legislative Agenda has been approved.  The process utilized was designed to achieve a legislative agenda representative of our diverse, statewide membership.  I want to thank the members of the SAA Policy Research & Development Team and the SAA Legislative Committee for all their […]

Governor Requests to Give Budget Address

Monday, January 21st, 2019

From The Wheeler Report . . . Governor Evers has sent letters to both Senate Chief Clerk Jeff Renk and Assembly Chief Clerk Patrick Fuller requesting to deliver his budget address to a joint session of the legislature on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.  Here is the history of Governor’s and their budget address speech dates. February 12, 1997 – […]

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