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“Big 5” Superintendents Send Letter to State Legislature

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

The leaders of the five largest school districts in Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Racine and Kenosha – sent a letter to the state legislature today in response to the recent K-12 state budget action by the Joint Finance Committee.  Hats off to our “Big 5” superintendents!

Virtual Press Conference in a Box

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Dear SAA Members: As we emerge from the pandemic, the legislature’s biennial budget is more important than ever for the future of our schools. As you know, the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) has approved K-12 education funding that is far below what our schools and our children need. If adopted, it will adversely affect the educational […]

WPF: A Golden Opportunity for Wisconsin

Friday, June 11th, 2021

In a publication released today highlighting the tremendous opportunities afforded to Wisconsin policymakers by the unprecedented revenue windfall announced earlier this week, the Wisconsin Policy Forum said regarding K-12 education: “For years, efforts to overhaul the state’s school funding formula have appeared out of reach given the amount of money needed to ensure most districts […]

State Budget Alert – JFC Wraps Up Work on the Budget Next Week!

Friday, June 11th, 2021

That’s right, friends.  I am issuing another member alert on the 2021-23 State Budget.  Since their K-12 budget action on May 27th, the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) has continued to work through its Executive Sessions (voting) on the various pieces of the State Budget.  The JFC plans to complete its work on the budget bill […]

LFB Memo Indicates $2.3 Billion in Federal School Funds At Risk

Thursday, June 10th, 2021

Previous news reports have suggested that Wisconsin could lose $1.5 billion in federal money for schools if it runs afoul of the maintenance of effort (MOE) requirements in the latest federal COVID-19 relief legislation.  According to a June 9, 2021 memo from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) however, when you factor in the MOE requirements […]

SAA, K-12 Groups Issue News Release on $4.4 Billion in New Revenue

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

The SAA joined WASB, SWSA and WiRSA in a news release urging greater financial support for K-12 public schools.  Check it out here.

Senator Darling Supports Additional K-12 Funding

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

In a statement released late yesterday, Senator Alberta Darling, Chairperson of the Senate Education Committee, said the unexpected budget surplus announced yesterday should move the Legislature to invest more resources in K-12 education.  Check it out here.

LFB: State Now Expects $4.4 Billion More in Available Revenues

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

From … Thanks to “unprecedented” general fund tax collections in 2021, the state is now expected to take in $4.4 billion more through mid-2023 than was anticipated just four months ago, according to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. The net impact of the eye-popping numbers mean lawmakers will have nearly $3.8 billion more to play […]

Evers Says Budget Veto On Table Over GOP’s ‘Paltry’ K-12 Investment

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

From… Gov. Tony Evers today called Republicans’ proposed state investment in K-12 education “paltry” and said vetoing the entire document is on the table unless they add more money. Evers’ call came days after the federal government warned the K-12 package the GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee approved would not meet the maintenance of effort […]

Evers Says Vetoing State Budget ‘On the Table’ Following JFC K-12 Action

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Check out the news story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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