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Legislative Alert

By Dee Pettack | August 24, 2023

Today, Speaker Vos announced the formation of four bipartisan task forces:

According to the release, the members of the task force on truancy in K-12 Education will examine the relationship between truancy and student academic success, evaluate the current practices to hold parents and schools accountable for student attendance and increase awareness and resources, ensure every child has access to quality education and a promising future. Representative Amy Binsfeld (R-Sheboygan), chair, and Representative Dora Drake (D[1]Milwaukee), vice-chair, will lead the task force on truancy.  The task forces will meet around the state to obtain input and create recommendations on each issue.  The full release can be found here.

The Wisconsin Policy Forum recently released a report on student absenteeism which can be found here.  Additional information will be provided as the task forces begin to plan their meetings around the state.

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