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School Referenda in the News

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Check out this news story on school referenda from the Green Bay Press Gazette.  Great quotes from Superintendents Langenfeld and LaCroix.

GOP Lawmakers Propose Pension Changes

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Two Republican lawmakers are proposing to raise the retirement age from 55 to 60 for most new public workers and change the way pension payments are calculated to ensure the future solvency of the state’s pension system. Check out the news article by Molly Beck of the Wisconsin State Journal.

Marquette Poll: Walker Numbers Up; 80% Support Increasing K-12 Funding

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

From WisPolitics . . . Governor Scott Walker’s job approval rating climbed in the latest Marquette Law poll, though he also remained underwater. Forty-five percent approved of the job Walker is doing, while 48 percent disapproved. In October, that split was 42-51. Franklin noted since spring 2015, after Walker began moving toward a presidential run, […]

More Start Date Resolutions

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Check out the school board resolutions below in support of school start date repeal. Please forward your letters and resolutions to the SAA. Drummond Resolution Shawano Resolution Elk Mound Letter

More Information on JFC Hearings

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

We now have more information on the places and times of the six Joint Finance Committee (JFC) hearings on the State Budget Bill. 10 am – 5 pm: Monday, April 3. UW Platteville, Ullsvick Hall, Platteville 10 am – 6 pm: Wednesday, April 5, State Fair Park – Exposition Center, West Allis 10 am – […]

Tensions Rise As Vouchers Expand

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Interesting article from Erin Richards of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  Great quotes from Wisconsin school superintendents, especially about the hidden funding for voucher expansion — local property taxes.

School Referendum Report

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

From The Wheeler Report . . . There are 65 referenda scheduled for the April 4 election.  There are: 29 Referenda to Issue debt (Total of $685,370,000) 12 Recurring Referenda 24 Non-Recurring Referenda District Name Total Amount Type Brief Description Amery $1,900,000.00 RR – 2017 Referendum to exceed revenue cap commencing with the 2017-18 school […]

JFC Hearings: Who Plans to Testify?

Monday, March 20th, 2017

As you know, beginning on April 3rd, the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) plans to hold six public hearing on the Governor’s 2017-19 budget bill.  Those hearings include: Monday, April 3 – UW-Platteville, Platteville Wednesday, April 5 – State Fair Park, Milwaukee Friday, April 7 – Berlin High School, Berlin Tuesday, April 18 – Spooner High […]

State Budget Alert: Joint Finance Committee

Monday, March 20th, 2017

With the Legislative Fiscal Bureau’s (LFB) summary of the governor’s budget recommendations having been released, the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) will soon begin its deliberations on the 2017-19 State Budget Bill.  The JFC will conduct state agency briefings the week of March 27 (DPI is scheduled for March 30) and hold a total of six […]

JFC Public Hearings Finalized

Friday, March 17th, 2017

The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) has finalized the dates and locations for the six public hearings it will hold on the 2017-19 State Budget. Monday, April 3 – UW-Platteville, Platteville Wednesday, April 5 – State Fair Park, Milwaukee Friday, April 7 – Berlin High School, Berlin Tuesday, April 18 – Spooner High School, Spooner Wednesday, […]

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