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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 . . . 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 […]

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.

Evers Seeks to Freeze Voucher School Enrollment

Monday, February 25th, 2019

In his first state budget, Governor Tony Evers will seek to freeze enrollment in private voucher schools and suspend expansion of independent charter schools.  Check out the news story from Molly Beck of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

WPF Releases New School DataTool

Friday, February 15th, 2019

On the heels of releasing a very well-received report on special education funding earlier this week, the nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum (WPF) today released a new online school resource which allows parents, teachers, school officials and the public to examine and compare educational data for school districts throughout Wisconsin. For more information, see the WPF […]

Wisconsin’s Open Enrollment Program Does Not Violate Federal Law

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

From the Legal Side … On January 22, 2019, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that Wisconsin’s open enrollment program did not violate federal law.  In its most recent legal update, Strang Patteson examines the court’s decision and its impact on Wisconsin school districts. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe […]

CPI For Bargaining Agreements Beginning July 1, 2019 Confirmed

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

From the Legal Side… In its most recent School Law Update, Boardman Clark reports that the consumer price index (CPI) for bargaining agreements beginning July 1, 2019 has been confirmed.  Check it out. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing this update […]

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