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Recap of Assembly Education Committee Hearing

By John Forester | September 8, 2017

The Assembly Committee on Education held a public hearing on Thursday, September 7th on the bills listed below.  The SAA testified on two of the bills, supporting one and opposing another, as noted below.

Assembly Bill 159. Relating to: policies regulating the use of electronic smoking devices on school district property.  SAA took no position on the bill.

Assembly Bill 221. Relating to: creating a pilot program under which certain school districts are not required to provide a minimum number of hours of direct pupil instruction.  The SAA testified in support of the bill.  Also testifying in support of the bill were Superintendents Mary Pfeiffer (Neenah) and Jim Smasal (Kewauskum), as well as CESA 6 Administrator Ted Neitzke.

Assembly Bill 215. Relating to: education about nutrition.  The SAA testified in opposition to the bill.

Assembly Bill 477. Relating to: supplemental aid for school districts with a large area. The SAA took no position on the bill.

Assembly Bill 488. Relating to: access to pupil assessments that are required to be administered by school boards, operators of independent charter schools, and private schools participating in a parental choice program and repealing rules related to accessing pupil assessments. The SAA took no position on the  bill.


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