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Assembly Committee to Take Up Post-Secondary Ban on Teaching CRT

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

From …The Assembly Colleges and Universities Committee today will exec legislation that backers say would ban teaching critical race theory on UW and tech college system campuses.AB 413 would also prohibit race and sex stereotyping in training provided to employees in both systems.The bill that would impose a similar ban on K-12 schools — […]

WPF: Property Taxes Set for Lowest Increase in Two Years

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

From …Property taxpayers are in line for smaller increases this month than they saw in the last two years, thanks to a bump in school levies, a drop for tech colleges and a rise in a state tax credit, according to the nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum.With information on municipality property tax levies not available […]

JFC Co-chairs Take Issue with USDE Action on State ESSER Plan

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

From . . . The GOP Joint Finance Committee co-chairs are calling politically motivated the U.S. Department of Education’s issue with how the committee approved using some COVID-19 relief money for schools.Meanwhile, the state Department of Public Instruction says it will work with the Biden administration and lawmakers to resolve the issue.DPI announced yesterday […]

State Superintendent Statement on ESSER III Plan Approval by USDE

Monday, December 6th, 2021

State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Department of Education approving Wisconsin’s American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief plan. “Today, we received notification that the United States Department of Education has approved 95 percent of our ESSER III application. That means school districts will begin […]

LFB Releases General School Aids Memo

Monday, December 6th, 2021

From The Wheeler Report . . . The Legislative Fiscal Bureau has released a memo 2021-22 General School Aids Amounts for All School Districts. According to the memo, “The general school aids appropriation funds equalization, integration (Chapter 220), and special adjustment aids. In 2021-22, $5,013.6 million from the general fund is provided in the general school […]

Evers Vetoes Senate Bill 463

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Governor Evers today vetoed Senate Bill 463, which requires school boards to make information about learning materials and educational activities used for pupil instruction available to the public.  The bill also allows a district resident to bring legal action against the district in order to compel compliance.  The SAA opposed SB 463 and applauds the Governor’s […]

Evers: School Districts to Get Additional $134 Per Student in ARPA Funds

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

From …Gov. Tony Evers today announced Wisconsin school districts will get an additional $134 per child through the $110 million in ARPA funds he is directing their way.Evers said districts will be able to invest the money in “whatever they need, and most importantly, whatever our kids need.”The federal government has approved three different […]

Supreme Court Will Make Minimum Changes in Redistricting

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

From …In a win for GOP lawmakers, the conservative majority on the state Supreme Court said today it will make the “minimum changes necessary” to the current maps as it sets new boundaries for Wisconsin’s legislative and congressional districts.The 4-3 majority also rejected calls from Dems and other groups involved in the redistricting suit […]

Loudenbeck Won’t Seek Reelection to Assembly

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

GOP state Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, who filed earlier this month to run for secretary of state, formally announced today that she won’t seek reelection to the Assembly next fall.Today’s announcement includes no mention of her future plans. The Clinton Republican was first elected to the Assembly in 2010 and is currently Assembly vice-chair of the […]

Senate Committee Recommends Passage of CRT Bill

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

The Senate Education Committee voted along party lines yesterday to advance legislation that proponents say would ban the teaching of critical race theory in K-12 schools.The committee voted via paper ballot 4-3 to advance SB 411 and AB 411. All Republicans on the committee supported the bills, while all Democrats were opposed.AB 411 cleared the […]

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