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SAA Testifies on Blue Ribbon Commission Bills

By John Forester | October 7, 2019

SAA Executive Director John Forester testified in support of all six Blue Ribbon Commission bills scheduled for a rare Senate and Assembly Education Committee joint public hearing held last Thursday, October 3rd.  Both the Senate and Assembly companion bills are listed below.  The SAA’s testimony is also linked below.  (Testimony is identified by Senate Bill numbers only.)  Aaron Sadoff, Superintendent at North Fond du Lac, delivered fabulous testimony on SB 415.  (Many thanks Aaron!)  The fate of all these bills is uncertain at this time.  If you should have any comments or questions regarding these bills, please contact the SAA.

Assembly Bills

AB-441 Shared Services Aid (Felzkowski, Mary) A shared services aid program for school districts, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

AB-442 Categorical Aid (Felzkowski, Mary) Whole grade sharing categorical aid for school boards and making an appropriation.

AB-456 Feasibility Study Grants (Kitchens, Joel) Grants for feasibility studies of school district consolidation or whole grade sharing and making an appropriation.

AB-461 Equalization Aid (Hutton, Rob) The timing of equalization aid payments to school districts.

AB-464 Four Year Old Kindergarten (Kitchens, Joel) The age at which a child may attend four-year-old kindergarten.

AB-465 Pupil Counting (Kitchens, Joel) Counting pupils enrolled in four-year-old kindergarten.

Senate Bills

SB-407 Four Year Old Kindergarten (Olsen, Luther) The age at which a child may attend four-year-old kindergarten.

SB-408 Pupil Counting (Olsen, Luther) Counting pupils enrolled in four-year-old kindergarten.

SB-409 Feasibility Study Grants (Olsen, Luther) Grants for feasibility studies of school district consolidation or whole grade sharing and making an appropriation.

SB-412 Categorical Aid (Darling, Alberta) Whole grade sharing categorical aid for school boards and making an appropriation.

SB-413 Shared Services Aid (Darling, Alberta) A shared services aid program for school districts, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

SB-415 Equalization Aid (Olsen, Luther) The timing of equalization aid payments to school districts.

 

SAA Testimony on SB 409, 412, 413

SAA Testimony on SB 407, 408

SAA Testimony on SB 415

Aaron Sadoff Testimony on SB 415 and Information

 

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