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Evers’ Administration Budget Reductions

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

From The Wheeler Report… In May, Governor Evers announce that DOA in partnership with other state agencies were able to identify $70 million in cost savings in state operations which would come as 2019-20 budget reductions. The Governor then announced in July that he would be seeing additional cuts to state spending with a target of $250 million in […]

Top Republicans Oppose Evers’ Mask Mandate Extension

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

From WisPolitics.com … Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald slammed Gov. Tony Evers’ new mask mandate as “not worth the paper it’s printed on,” and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos called it “obviously illegal.” But their separate statements were silent on calls from some of their GOP members to reconvene the Legislature for a vote that would […]

Evers Issues New Health Emergency, Face Mask Order

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

From The Wheeler Report . . . Governor Evers declared a new public health emergency in response to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin. Executive Order #90, proclaims a public health emergency and designates the Dept. of Health Services as the lead agency to respond, authorizes the Adjutant General to activate the Wisconsin National Guard […]

Latest Regulatory Changes to FFCRA Leave

Friday, September 18th, 2020

From the Legal Side… In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm focuses on revisions to the Department of Labor (DOL) regulations governing leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing this […]

Local Governments Can Donate Supplies to School Districts Utilizing Unused COVID-19 Relief Funds

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

At an August 17th meeting between officials from the Howard-Suamico School District and Senator Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay) and other area legislators, one of the topics of discussion was the extra financial burden carried by the district for COVID-19 safety and technology expenditures necessary for the district’s school reopening plans.  That initial discussion, and considerable […]

Federal Court Finds Wisconsin School District Denied FAPE

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

From the Legal Side… In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm focuses on a recent ruling from a Wisconsin federal court and discusses the importance of implementing IEPs with fidelity and fully addressing a student’s lack of progress, even if a parent refuses to participate in the process. The SAA regularly receives […]

As Third Friday Approaches, Schools Brace for Impact on Funding

Monday, September 14th, 2020

As the third Friday count date approaches on September 18th, school districts brace for the impact on future school funding.  Check out Saturday’s coverage of this issue from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  The news story features quotes from DPI School Financial Services Director Dan Bush and WASDA Executive Director Jon Bales.

Senator Marklein: The State of Our State’s Finances

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Senator Howard Marklein is a key member of the Joint Finance Committee and I always pay attention to his public statements on the state’s fiscal condition and important legislation.  Check out his latest column on the state of Wisconsin’s finances.

Cornell Superintendent Advocates for SAA Flexibility Agenda

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Check out the letter that Cornell Superintendent Paul Schley sent to his district’s legislators in support of the SAA’s Statutory Flexibility Agenda.  Great job, Paul!

Payroll Deferral Considerations for School Districts

Friday, September 4th, 2020

From the Legal Side . . . We share the following from the Boardman Clark Law Firm.  The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing this update to SAA members with the permission of Boardman Clark. “In light of President Trump’s Executive Order […]

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