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Republican Lawmakers Meet Today for Leadership Elections

Thursday, November 10th, 2022

From WisPolitics.com …Assembly and Senate Republicans meet in closed caucus today for leadership elections.On the Senate side, all of the returning members who served in leadership this session are seeking new terms: Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, of Oostburg; President Chris Kapenga, of Delafield; President Pro Tempore Pat Testin, of Stevens Point; Assistant Majority Leader Dan […]

Voters Approve 79 Percent of School Referenda

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

Preliminary numbers from yesterday’s election show Wisconsin voters approved 79 percent (64 questions passed, 17 failed) of the school funding referendums on the ballot.  Debt referendum questions led the way with an 82 percent pass rate (32 passed, 7 failed).  Non-recurring referendums to exceed the revenue limit had a 75 percent pass rate (21 passed, […]

School Referenda Results

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

From The Wheeler Report… SCHOOL REFERENDA RESULTS District District Name Total Amount Type Brief Description 0014 Failed Adams-Friendship Area $12,600,000.00 NR – 2022 To exceed the revenue limit for four years at a total cost of $12.6 million. 0147 Passed Appleton Area $129,800,000.00 Issue Debt Issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed […]

Evers, Johnson, Kaul re-elected; Dems beat back GOP attempt at veto-proof majority in Assembly

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

From WisPolitics.com …Dem Gov. Tony Evers bucked recent history in winning reelection with his party in the White House while Dems blocked GOP attempts to get a veto-proof majority despite Republican gains in the Legislature.Dems added to their impressive night with Republican Eric Toney, the Fond du Lac DA, conceding to Dem AG Josh Kaul.But […]

November 8 School Referendum

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

From The Wheeler Report… As the November 8 election approaches, we are reposting for your information a comprehensive list of school referendum on the ballot across the state. District District Name Total Amount Type Brief Description 0014 Adams-Friendship Area $12,600,000.00 NR – 2022 To exceed the revenue limit for four years at a total cost […]

SAA Gubernatorial Endorsement

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

Members of the School Administrators Alliance (SAA), representing more than 4,000 public school principals, special education directors, business officials, school personnel administrators and superintendents throughout Wisconsin, have endorsed Governor Tony Evers for re-election. SAA Executive Director Dee Pettack has issued the following statement regarding this endorsement: “SAA does not often get involved in endorsing candidates […]

WPF: Wisconsin Tax Burden Dropped Further in 2020

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

From WisPolitics.com …State and local tax collections rose 1.7 percent in 2020 as Wisconsin’s tax burden hit its lowest level in decades.But the Wisconsin Policy Forum found the state’s national ranking for the highest state and local tax burden climbed to 18th from 24th in 2019. That’s largely because Wisconsin was one of 25 states […]

10/15 General Aid Run from DPI

Monday, October 17th, 2022

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction posted state general school aids on 10/15/22.  The information published includes certified general school aid amounts for each school district, as well as 2022-23 student enrollment numbers for independent charter schools and private schools participating in state parental choice programs. The enrollment numbers are used to determine the dollar […]

Education Law Center Special Education Funding Report

Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

The National Education Law Center published a new study today based on the work done by the Wisconsin Policy Forum and with input from some of our public education advocates on Wisconsin’s special education reimbursement rate. Their findings are consistent with the information all of you have been sharing with us for many years, that districts are covering […]

Expulsion Notices Must Contain Specifics

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

From the Legal Side… In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm focuses on the specifics that must be contained in an expulsion notice. 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 […]

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