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SAA Testifies Against Teacher Protection Act

Friday, January 12th, 2018

The SAA testified in opposition to Assembly Bill 693, the so-called Teacher Protection Act, at a lengthy and contentious public hearing held yesterday before the Assembly Committee on Judiciary.  The SAA feels so strongly about this legislation that we have taken two extraordinary steps.  First, we retained Attorney Mike Julka of the Boardman & Clark […]

Priority Legislative Alert on Teacher Protection Act

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

The SAA is issuing a Priority Legislative Alert on Assembly Bill 693, the so-called Teacher Protection Act. As we reported earlier, Assembly Bill 693 has been scheduled for public hearing before the Assembly Committee on Judiciary on Thursday, January 11th at 9:00 am in Room 417 North, State Capitol.  The bill has 16 Assembly Republican co-sponsors and […]

Sparsity Aid, Low Revenue Ceiling Draft Circulated for Co-Sponsorship

Monday, January 8th, 2018

On the heels of the Governor’s announcement earlier today, draft legislation relating to an increase in Sparsity Aid and the Low Revenue Ceiling has been circulated for co-sponsorship in the State Capitol. See the bill draft and co-sponsorship memo below. Bill Draft Co-Sponsorship Memo

Walker Champions Sparsity Aid and Low Revenue Ceiling Increase

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Governor Scott Walker will visit Coleman High School in Coleman today to announce his support for legislation authored by Representative John Nygren (R—Marinette) that increases Sparsity Aid by $6.4 million for the 2018-19 school year. The bill provides an increase from $300 per pupil to $400 per pupil for districts that currently qualify for Sparsity Aid. […]

Teacher Protection Act Scheduled for Hearing

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Assembly Bill 693, the so-called “Teacher Protection Act”, has been scheduled for public hearing before the Assembly Committee on Judiciary on Thursday, January 11th at 9:00 am in the North Hearing Room (Second Floor North), State Capitol. The bill has 16 Assembly Republican co-sponsors and no Senate sponsors.  The SAA strongly opposes the bill.  The SAA […]

Bills Introduced “Fixing” Concurrent Enrollment Under ECCP

Friday, January 5th, 2018

As you know, the Early College Credit Program (ECCP) adopted in the 2017-19 State Budget significantly altered the funding model for concurrent enrollment programs at UW System campuses.  The old system was a shared funding model with K12 school districts absorbing the staffing costs and the UW institutions providing the accreditation and accountability.  Parents then […]

Personal Notes May Be “Records” Under Public Records Law

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

From the Legal Side . . . Check out the latest Legal Update from the Strang Patteson Law Firm in which they review a recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision that warns that some personal notes prepared by school district employees and officials are included in the definition of “records” under the Wisconsin Public Records Law. The […]

Open Enrollment Update: Full-Time and Part-Time

Friday, December 29th, 2017

From the Legal Side . . . In its most recent newsletter, Boardman Clark provides an update on full- and part-time open enrollment for Wisconsin school districts. 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 permission […]

Five Hearing Scheduled on Proposed Educator Licensing Rules

Friday, December 29th, 2017

The Department of Public Instruction will conduct five hearings in January to accept public testimony on proposed changes to educator licensing rules (PI 34). In addition to the hearings, a public comment period is open until Jan. 31 with written comments on the proposed permanent rules given the same consideration as public testimony. The hearing […]

Lasee, Ripp to Join Walker Administration

Friday, December 29th, 2017

From … GOP state Sen. Frank Lasee and Rep. Keith Ripp are joining the Walker administration next week, according to the guv’s office. The GOP lawmakers, who are expected to resign their seats in the Legislature later today, will double their salaries. Ripp, R-Lodi, will take over the No. 3 spot at the Department […]

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