Osceola School District Budget Communications

By John Forester | March 3, 2015

Check out the letter to lawmakers from the Osceola School Board and the communication to parents and constituents from Osceola Superintendent Mark Luebker.  Great job!!

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Cambridge School Board Sends Letter to Community

By John Forester | March 3, 2015

The Cambridge School Board  has sent a letter to Cambridge families informing them of the impact that proposed state budget cuts will have on students in the Cambridge School District, and encouraging parents and community members to contact legislators with their questions and concerns.  Great job!

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199 Schools to Participate in Voucher Programs

By John Forester | March 3, 2015

From WisPolitics:

DPI said 199 schools have qualified to participate in the state’s three school choice programs.

There is overlap in the schools participating in the Milwaukee program that are also able to accept kids who participate in the voucher program through Race or the statewide options. Racine schools can also accept kids through the statewide program.

DPI said:

See the release on Milwaukee.

See the release on Racine.

See the statewide release.

 

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Green County Superintendents Speak Out on Budget

By John Forester | March 3, 2015

Check out the letter that Green County superintendents submitted to their area newspapers.  Hats off to all involved.

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Milwaukee Board of School Directors Resolution

By John Forester | February 27, 2015

The Milwaukee Board of School Directors approved a resolution Thursday night.

Information about the Board’s action is in this February Board update news story.

The resolution can be found here.

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LFB Releases Budget Summary

By John Forester | February 27, 2015

Yesterday, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) released its summary of the Governor’s budget recommendations.  This is the most important document for explaining exactly what is in the Governor’s proposed budget.

Here is a link to the “jump-off” page that will provide you with links to the various sections of the document.  And here is the link to the Public Instruction section.

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Pepin School Board Adopts Budget Resolution

By John Forester | February 26, 2015

Last night the Pepin School Board adopted a budget resolution and forwarded it to their legislators.  Nice work!

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Pewaukee Adopts Board Resolution, Sends Letter to Community

By John Forester | February 26, 2015

Check out the school board budget resolution and community letter from the Pewaukee School District.  Outstanding!

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Hudson-Area Superintendents Hold News Conference on Budget

By John Forester | February 26, 2015

As reported by the Hudson Star-Observer, Superintendents from six Hudson-area school districts held a rare joint news conference Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 24) to raise the alarm about what Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget will do to education in the communities they serve.

At the meeting were superintendents from Hudson, River Falls, Somerset, Baldwin-Woodville, Spring Valley and St. Croix Central.  Superintendents from Ellsworth, Prescott and New Richmond were not in attendance but joined their colleagues in opposition to the proposed changes.

To all involved, “Awesome leadership!”

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More School Boards Adopt Resolutions

By John Forester | February 25, 2015

Check out the budget resolutions that were adopted by the Brown Deer, Maple and Omro school boards.

Great work everyone!

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