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Recap of Senate Education Committee Hearing

By John Forester | September 14, 2017

The Senate Committee on Education held a public hearing on Thursday, September 14th on the bills listed below.  The SAA testified in support of one of the bills, and registered in support of two others, as noted below.

Senate Bill 329.  Relating to:  professional development training in character education for teachers, principals, and school district administrators, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.  The SAA registered in support of this bill.  In addition, Rita Olson (Superintendent at South Milwaukee), Mark Chapin (Principal at Meyer Middle School in River Falls), and Tosha Womack (Principal at Brown Deer Middle/High School) delivered fabulous testimony in support of the bill as well.

Senate Bill 382.  Relating to:   screening school district employees for tuberculosis.  The SAA registered in support of this bill.

Senate Bill 383.  Relating to:  the payment of state aid to school districts and payments to operators of independent charter schools and private schools participating in a choice program or the Special Needs Scholarship Program.  The SAA testified in support of the bill.

Assembly Bill 250.  Relating to:  alternative education grants.  The SAA took no position on the bill.

Assembly Bill 251.  Relating to:  modifying rules related to grant programs administered by the Department of Public Instruction.  The SAA took no position on the bill.

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