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Assembly Education Committee to Hold Hearing September 19th

Friday, September 13th, 2019

The Assembly Committee on Education will hold a public hearing on the following bills at 10:00am on Thursday, September 19th in Room 417 north, State Capitol.  Please contact the SAA with any comments or questions regarding these bills. AB-115 School Hours (Ott, Jim) An emergency exception for high performing school districts to the number of hours of […]

SAA, WASB, WiRSA Urge Prompt Action on Tobacco 21 Legislation

Friday, September 13th, 2019

The SAA, in collaboration with WASB and WiRSA, issued this news release today urging legislators to take action on Tobacco 21 legislation.

Senate Education Committee to Hold Hearing Next Tuesday

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

The Senate Committee on Education will hold a public hearing on the following bills at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17th in Room 330 Southwest, State Capitol.  Please contact SAA Executive Director with any comments or questions regarding these bills. Senate Bill 138:  Relating to: professional development training in character education for teachers, pupil service […]

DPI Releases Wisconsin Student Assessment System Results

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

From … About four in 10 Wisconsin students were proficient or advanced in the 2018-19 school year as standardized test scores in English and math declined, according to data the Department of Public Instruction released today. For English, reading and writing, 39.3 percent of students met proficiency standards on the Wisconsin Forward Exam, down […]

Tiffany Launches 7th CD Campaign

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

From … State Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Minocqua, formally launched his campaign for the 7th CD today, vowing to be “the ally President Trump needs to keep moving our country forward.” Meanwhile, a Wausau thoracic surgeon is now looking at a run, as is an aide to U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh. Tiffany said in […]

Raising the Age for Tobacco Products has Bipartisan Support

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

The following news article from The Wheeler Report highlights legislation aimed at raising the age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21.  As we reported to SAA members on August 5th, we are part of the coalition supporting this legislation. From The Wheeler Report . . . On August 2, Sens. Marklein, Bewley, Darling, […]

Legislators Circulate Bill Requiring Testing of School Drinking Water for Lead

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

From … With clean drinking water a hot topic in the state Capitol, four GOP lawmakers are circulating legislation to address lead-tainted water in schools, day care centers, group homes and summer camps. The lawmakers have dubbed the package the Supporting Children’s Health by Ousting Outdated Lead Acts, or SCHOOL Acts. One bill would […]

Marklien Proposes Tobacco-21 Legislation

Monday, August 5th, 2019

From The Wheeler Report . . . Sen. Howard Marklein is circulating a bill to raise the age for tobacco products from 18 to 21 in Wisconsin.  The proposal, called T-21, has seen significant momentum across the United States in the past few years.  According to Tobacco-21, “475+ cities and counties in 29 states” have taken […]

Strang, Patteson: New DPI Guidance on Special Ed Open Enrollment Actual Costs

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

From The Legal Side… Strang, Patteson recently published this legal update regarding the DPI’s new guidance on actual costs for providing special education and related services to open enrolled students.  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 […]

Continuous Advocacy: Unmet Needs & Ongoing Challenges

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Since Governor Evers signed the 2019-21 State Budget last week, several SAA members have shared with me that their legislators had reached out asking if the budget was “good” for their districts.  The administrators went on to ask for advice on how to respond to their legislators. Clearly, the legislators were looking for simple one- […]

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