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Governor to Hold Virtual Listening Sessions

Monday, March 8th, 2021

From The Wheeler Report . . . Governor Evers plans to hold six virtual listening sessions on Badger Bounceback. Each live session will have a subject matter.  (Please note, the listening session covering the Governor’s K-12 education budget initiatives will be held on April 8). 6 pm: Thursday, March 18. Economic Recovery & Opportunity. Register. 6 pm: […]

DPI Candidates Discuss Issues at Forum

Friday, March 5th, 2021

From … Both state superintendent candidates said they want to reopen schools to in-person instruction as soon as possible now that teachers are getting vaccinated. Pecatonica School District Superintendent Jill Underly and former Brown Deer School District Superintendent Deborah Kerr told a Disability Vote Coalition virtual forum last night the addition of teachers to […]

LFB Memo on Evers’ Special Education Aid Proposal

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) has produced a memo estimating the special education aid each district could receive under the Governor’s proposal to increase special education funding in his State Budget plan.  In crafting this memo, the LFB utilized assumptions consistent with their practice.  Actual aid will differ based on each district’s actual costs. This […]

Evers Continues Push for Two-Thirds Funding, Comments on Opening Schools

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

From … Gov. Tony Evers said today he will continue to push for two-thirds funding for public schools despite GOP opposition and that he’ll work to close down some adult state prisons in the future. Evers in a virtual luncheon today said he wants the state to return to funding two-thirds of public […]

Kerr Hires New Campaign Management Firm

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

From … State schools superintendent candidate Deb Kerr has hired Crossroads Solutions to run her race after her former campaign manager left last month, the campaign told The firm, led by operative Chelsea Cross, was brought on board shortly after Brandon Savage left. Savage, who has exclusively worked with Dem candidates and groups, […]

GOP Asks Evers to Prioritize In-Person Instruction With GEER II Funding

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

From … GOP lawmakers today asked Gov. Tony Evers to prioritize schools that have offered in-person instruction with $20.8 million in federal funding that the governor has sole discretion to distribute. It’s the latest attempt by Republicans to place an emphasis on funding schools that have offered in-person instruction over those that haven’t, citing […]

School District COVID-19 Immunity Included in Unemployment Bill

Friday, February 26th, 2021

From The Legal Side . . . In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm focuses on the Unemployment Compensation bill signed into law by Governor Tony Evers on Thursday, February 25th.  Media reports on this new law has largely overlooked the fact that the bill includes COVID-19 immunity from civil liability for […]

SAA News Release

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

The SAA issued this news release this morning regarding the introduction of the governor’s executive budget.

Governor Evers’ Budget Address

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Check out Governor Evers’ prepared remarks for his Biennial Budget Address here.

Budget in Brief K-12 Education Highlights

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

The summary of Governor Evers’ K-12 education budget initiatives begins on p. 13 of the Budget in Brief.  Check it out here.

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