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WPF: Another Alarming Achievement Gap

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Over the past year, the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding and Governor Tony Evers’ proposed 2019-21 budget have given considerable attention to English Learners and the state’s role in ensuring they have equitable and adequate resources. In their most recent newsletter, the Wisconsin Policy Forum (WPF) provides a brief background on ELs in Wisconsin […]

Evers’ Budget Would Allow Districts to Rehire Retired Teachers

Monday, March 18th, 2019

From WisPolitics.com . . . Years ago, when the Iola-Scandinavia School District would post an elementary teaching job, it’d get several hundred applicants.  Administrator Ray Przekurat says that’s now down to 30 or 40.  For a high school social studies teacher, it’d be 60 to 80. Now it’s 10. For science, 20 to 25, now […]

GOP Says Evers’ Special Ed Boost Won’t Happen

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Check out the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story.

BoardmanClark: DOL Releases New Overtime Rules

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

From The Legal Side… BoardmanClark recently published this School Law FYI regarding the U.S. Department of Labor’s release of its proposed overtime rule. The SAA regularly receives these updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing this update to SAA members with the permission of BoardmanClark.

Suggestions for Budget Advocacy

Monday, March 11th, 2019

I would like to thank all those SAA members that have already begun conversations with their legislators regarding the governor’s budget recommendations.  Our success during this state budget process will be determined by your relationships with your legislators and your willingness to contact your legislators repeatedly throughout the long budget process. While this post is […]

Governor Evers Budget Address

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Check out the text of Governor Evers’ State Budget Address.

Budget in Brief K-12 Education Highlights

Friday, March 1st, 2019

K-12 education highlights from the Budget in Brief begin on p. 11.  Check it out.

SAA News Release

Friday, March 1st, 2019

The SAA issued this news release this morning regarding the introduction of the governor’s executive budget.

Budget News Coverage

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Check out some of the news coverage on Governor Evers state budget proposal and the Republican response to it. Wisconsin State Journal Wisconsin State Journal Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Understanding the State Budget Process

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

The nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum (WPF) has just issued a brief overview of the State Budget Process that SAA members may wish to share with boards of education and constituent groups in your districts.  Check it out here.

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