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Evers Takes Executive Action on Education Bills

By Dee Pettack | April 11, 2022

Last Friday, April 8th, Governor Evers signed two education-related bills into law and vetoed eight others.  The SAA position on each of these bills appears in bold at the end of each entry below. The bills, acts and veto messages are linked below for your information. Please contact the SAA with any questions or comments you may have on these bills.  We anticipate Governor Evers will take action on additional education bills soon, perhaps as early as this week.

From The Wheeler Report . . .



AB-420 Charter Schools (Duchow, Cindi) Payments to an independent charter school authorized by a tribal college. Signed (Act 219)  SAA no position.

AB-975 Substitute Teachers (Thiesfeldt, Jeremy) Substitute teacher permits issued by the Department of Public Instruction. Signed (Act 236)  SAA supports.


AB-122 Microschools (Sortwell, Shae) Microschools. Vetoed (Link) SAA no position.

AB-446 Reading Readiness (Kitchens, Joel) Reading readiness assessments and granting rule-making authority. Vetoed (Link)  SAA opposed.

AB-495 Firearm Possession (Brooks, Rob) Possession of a firearm in a vehicle on school grounds by a person with a license to carry a concealed weapon. Vetoed (Link)  SAA opposed.

AB-903 Gifted and Talented Programs (Petryk, Warren) Programs for gifted and talented pupils. Vetoed (Link) SAA opposed.

AB-965 DPI Reports (Wittke, Robert) The components, methods, and formulas the Department of Public Instruction uses to publish school and school district accountability reports and granting rule-making authority. Vetoed (Link)  SAA opposed.

AB-967 Charter Schools (Wittke, Robert) High-performing charter schools authorized by school boards. Vetoed (Link)  SAA opposed.

AB-968 Charter School Board (Wittke, Robert) Creating a Charter School Authorizing Board and allowing the board to authorize independent charter schools. Vetoed (Link)  SAA opposed.

AB-995 Face Covering Opt-Out (Vos, Robin) A parental opt-out from face covering requirements in school buildings and on school grounds and requiring school boards to offer pupils a full-time, in-person option. Vetoed (Link)  SAA opposed.

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