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Notes from JFC Hearing

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Today, the Joint Finance Committee held its third of four public hearings on the 2021-23 state budget bill in Menomonie.  The SAA was well-represented with the following school superintendents providing testimony:  Patrick Olson (New Richmond), Randy Drost (Rice Lake), Jenny Starck (Cadott), Aaron Engel (La Crosse), Joe Zydowsky (Menomonie), Brian Misfeldt (Bloomer), Michael Johnson and […]

Notes From JFC Hearing

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Today, the Joint Finance Committee held it’s second of four public hearings on the 2021-23 state budget bill in Rhinelander.  The SAA was well-represented with the following school superintendents providing testimony:  Eric Burke (Rhinelander), Ben Niehaus (Florence), and Scott Foster (Northland Pines).  John Humphries represented the Association For Equity In Funding and delivered testimony, Benjamin […]

Governor Evers, DHS Announce More than $175 Million to Support COVID-19 Testing in Schools

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced the state has received more than $175 million in federal funding to develop a program to support school-based COVID-19 testing for teachers, staff, and students. The program will be part of a comprehensive COVID-19 mitigation approach to assist schools in operating safely. […]

Telling Your Budget Story

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Check out the letters to state legislators in support of our top state budget priorities submitted by Superintendents Edward Cerney (Clayton), Tanya Kotlowski (Necedah), Jon Schmidt (Riverdale), and Business Manager Brian Krey (River Valley). Hat’s off to these members for their advocacy and their leadership in telling their district’s state budget story.  It is critically […]

Senate Education Committee to Hold Hearing on Start Date, Equalization Aid Bills

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

The Senate Committee on Education will hold a public hearing Wednesday (tomorrow), April 21, 2021 beginning at 10:00am in Room 411 South, State Capitol.  We certainly would have liked to provide members with more lead time for this hearing, but we received the hearing notice from Senator Darling’s office just yesterday afternoon.  The SAA strongly […]

Proposal to Increase High Cost Transportation Aid

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Representative Jeff Mursau and Senator Mary Felzkowski are forwarding a budget motion that would dramatically increase high cost transportation aid appropriation and lower the aid threshold for districts to receive high cost transportation aid to the statewide average per pupil transportation cost . . . down from the current threshold of 145% of the average […]

Telling Your Budget Story

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Check out the letters to state legislators in support of our top state budget priorities submitted by Superintendents Aaron Engel (La Crosse) and Jordan Sinz (Wisconsin Heights).  In addition, we have also posted a presentation created  by Superintendent Damian LaCroix and his team at Howard-Suamico for use at a recent legislator/community forum. Hat’s off to […]

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 […]

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