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Subsidized COBRA Coverage Now Available to Certain Individuals

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

From The Legal Side . . . In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm focuses on new obligations placed on group health plan sponsors (which in many situations are employers) created under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 with respect to federal COBRA and state health insurance continuation laws. The SAA […]

Responding to Requests Under the Wisconsin Public Records Law

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

From The Legal Side . . . Many Wisconsin school districts have been receiving requests for information or records from individuals and groups under the Wisconsin Public Records law related to district decisions made in light of COVID-19.  In a recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm focuses on considerations for school districts when responding […]

Virtual JFC Hearing Details

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

From The Wheeler Report . . . Joint Finance co-chairs Sen. Marklein and Rep. Born announced the registration information for the virtual JFC hearing scheduled for Wednesday, April 28. Registration will open on Monday, April 19 at 10 am. https://legis.wisconsin.gov/topics/budgetcomments/virtual/ Registration will close on Monday, April 26 at 5 pm. Registrations are first come first […]

Notes from JFC Hearing

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Last Friday, April 9th, the Joint Finance Committee held it’s first of four public hearings on the 2021-23 state budget bill in Whitewater.  The SAA was well-represented with the following school superintendents providing testimony:  Patrick Rau (Peshtigo), Aaron Sadoff (North Fond du Lac), Steve Salerno (Mount Horeb), Phil Tubbs (Weyauwega), Tim Raymond (Cambria-Friesland).  Chief Financial […]

SAA PAC Frequently Asked Questions

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

In 2003, the SAA Legislative Committee created SAA PAC, which is supported by members of all five SAA member associations, to strengthen the identity of the SAA and to improve the management of our combined political activities.  The SAA Legislative Committee believes that SAA PAC is vitally important to our objective of establishing a comprehensive […]

Reminder: SAA Has An Online PAC Contribution Option

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

As what promises to be a very difficult 2021-23 state budget process begins to pick up speed, several SAA members have asked, “what is the easiest way to make a contribution to the SAA Political Action Committee (SAA PAC)”. This is just a reminder to all SAA members that the SAA has developed a secure, […]

School Referendum Results

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

From The Wheeler Report… SCHOOL REFERENDUM FOR APRIL 6 SPRING ELECTION District District Name Total Amount Type Brief Description 0091 Alma Center Passed $4,900,000.00 Issue Debt This referendum will address energy efficiency projects, capital maintenance improvements, as well as the completion of a new athletic stadium complex. 0245 Bangor Passed $2,700,000.00 NR – 2022 Exceed […]

JFC Begins Budget Process – DPI Agency Briefing

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

From The Wheeler Report… Media Availability By Co-Chairs Prior To Hearing JFC Co-chairs Sen. Marklein and Rep. Born held a media availability prior to the start of the JFC hearing today to discuss their thoughts on the Department of Public Instruction and the Department of Workforce Development. Marklein started the briefing with a discussion of […]

Milwaukee Bucks, Brewers, Business Community Support Special Education Aid Increase

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

Check out this letter from numerous partners in the City of Milwaukee in support of increasing the current level of special education aid to reimburse 50 percent of aidable costs by the end of the 2021-23 biennium.  The letter includes as signatories representatives from the Milwaukee Bucks, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Milwaukee business community and […]

LFB Memo Details Federal Funds Distribution to Wisconsin School Districts

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) is out with a new memo that details the distribution of federal ESSER and GEER funds to all Wisconsin school districts under the three federal coronavirus relief acts passed to date. See the memo here.

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