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Low Revenue District Clarification

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023

Hi all – Apologies if there was confusion that stemmed from the previous blog post. The excel spreadsheet contained several tabs which listed all low revenue districts and those impacted by the ACT 141 penalty. Here is a simple list of those districts impacted.

Urgent Budget Update

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023

Good afternoon, Members: On Tuesday Governor Evers signed SB 330 into law.  This bill was the result of an overall budget compromise that Governor Evers struck with Legislative leaders from both houses.  This piece of policy was advanced outside of the normal budget process.  A summary of the overall budget compromise can be found here. […]

Education Omnibus Motion #103

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

This week the Legislature not only moved to approve a bill that both raised the low revenue limit ceiling and increased the amount of payments to voucher schools and independent charter payments.  This bill was advanced tangentially with the budget as part of the compromise Governor Evers and Legislative Leaders reached last week that included shared […]

Legislative and Budget Alert

Tuesday, June 13th, 2023

Good morning members, As you know, things are progressing quickly in the Capitol after news broke last week that K-12 finance was negotiated as part of a larger conversation around shared revenue.  There are several committees’ meetings today that will impact the 2023-25 state budget.  While the Assembly committee on education is meeting on AB […]

Joint Committee on Finance to take up K-12 Budget Tuesday

Friday, June 9th, 2023

Good afternoon –It appears JFC will be taking up the K-12 Budget on Tuesday.  If you have time over the weekend or Monday morning, please reach out to your legislators to express the needs of your district. Please see my previous blog post to review the results of the negotiations between the governor and legislative leaders. […]

Literacy Legislation

Friday, June 9th, 2023

Early yesterday, Representative Joel Kitchens and Senator Duey Stroebel introduced literacy and reading legislation that is tied to the $50 million set aside in the budget compromise also introduced later in the day.  The proposal would focus primarily on our youngest learners in grades K-3.  It directs schools to use phonics and the science of […]

Budget Compromise Announced

Thursday, June 8th, 2023

Today, Governor Evers and GOP legislative leaders announced they had reached a deal on a shared revenue package for local governments which included a deal on K-12 education funding in conjunction.  The compromise package includes over $1 billion in spendable revenue for public school districts. While all the details on the overall package will be […]

Legislative Alert on Literacy

Thursday, June 8th, 2023

Republican Legislators have scheduled a press conference for 9am today to introduce their proposal on K-12 literacy.  SAA was able to view a draft of the proposal late yesterday and anticipate the introduction of the final proposal today. The draft proposal was wide ranging including items such as required training, adoption of a statewide literacy […]

ESSER Funds & 2023-25 State Budget Update

Tuesday, June 6th, 2023

ESSER Funds Update from DPI: Education partners, DPI is pleased to share the attached information sent by the US Department of Education confirming that the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023, which suspended the Federal debt ceiling, does not impact formula-driven COVID-19 relief funds awarded under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) program, the […]

Upcoming Education Committee Hearings

Friday, May 19th, 2023

Next week the Senate Committee on Education will hold a public hearing on Tuesday (05/23) on two pieces of legislation. Senate Bill 115: Requirement to add one-half credit of personal financial literacy as a high school graduation. Under current law, a school board may grant a high school diploma to a pupil only if the pupil meets […]

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