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DPI Updates COVID-19 Special Education Guidance

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

From The Legal Side . . . In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm focuses on recent DPI updates to its COVID-19 special education guidance. 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 […]

Telling Your Budget Story

Friday, May 14th, 2021

Check out the letter to state legislators in support of our top state budget priorities submitted by Superintendent Kevin Shetler (Siren). Hat’s off to the Siren team for their advocacy and their leadership in telling their district’s state budget story.  It is critically important for the leadership teams in all 421 school districts to advocate […]

Telling Your Budget Story

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

Check out these letters to state legislators in support of our top state budget priorities submitted by Superintendent Dr. Paul Orlich, Business Manager Christine Thelen (Mishicot) and Superintendent Dr. Christopher Hibner (East Troy). Hat’s off to the Mishicot and East Troy team for their advocacy and their leadership in telling their district’s state budget story.  […]

ESSER Funds for Construction Come With Strings

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

From The Legal Side . . . In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm focuses on school district considerations when using ESSER funds for construction. 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 […]

The Latest Guidance on Reasonable Assurance Notices

Monday, May 10th, 2021

From The Legal Side . . . In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm provides a reminder to school districts to issue notices of reasonable assurance at the end of this academic year. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We […]

GOP Looks to Federal Money to Boost Districts with In-Person Instruction

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

From WisPolitics.com . . . As Republicans push to reward school districts that have provided in-person instruction over the past year, using federal funds from the latest COVID-19 package has emerged as a possible path to that goal, according to multiple sources. And Republicans could pair that with an infusion of state aid into a […]

Telling Your Budget Story

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Check out the letter to state legislators in support of our top state budget priorities submitted by Superintendent Raymond Przekurat and Business Manager Sara Thiel (Iola-Scandinavia). Hat’s off to the Iola-Scandinavia team for their advocacy and their leadership in telling their district’s state budget story.  It is critically important for the leadership teams in all […]

AEF Releases Funding Equity Data Dashboards

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

The Association for Equity in Funding (AEF) is releasing Funding Equity Data Dashboards on dozens of Wisconsin school districts.  We believe this is interesting work, and it is also consistent with the SAA’s priorities for the 2021-23 State Budget.  For more information, check out the AEF news release. AEF Announces Data Dashboards (thewheelerreport.com)

JFC Begins Reworking Evers’ Budget Today

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

From WisPolitics.com … The Joint Finance Committee today begins the process of reworking Gov. Tony Evers’ budget. One of the GOP-run committee’s first actions will be to approve a motion that would strip more than 380 items out of the Dem guv’s proposal. According to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, some of the impacts of that […]

GOP Joint Finance Motion Would Forgo $2.4 Billion in Federal Aid, Nix $1 Billion in Tax Increases

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

From WisPolitics.com … A motion Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee plan to approve tomorrow would mean forgoing $2.4 billion in federal money while nixing $1 billion in general fund tax increases, according to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. The memo the agency prepared at the request of JFC member Rep. Evan Goyke, D-Milwaukee, summarizes the […]

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