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Schimel Wants Every School That Applies to Receive School Safety Grant

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … Attorney General Brad Schimel yesterday said he would like to see every school that applies for a grant under a new $100 million program receive some state assistance to improve safety measures. Still, he acknowledged with some 3,100 public and private schools in Wisconsin, there will be limited resources. He noted if […]

Schimel to Announce More Details on School Safety Initiative

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … AG Brad Schimel today will announce more details on the state’s $100 million school safety initiative during a news conference at a Catholic school on Madison’s east side. The grants will start going out in June, and public and private schools are eligible for the awards. Schimel yesterday announced the parameters of […]

Concurrent Enrollment Fix Signed by Governor

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Assembly Bill 805, the so-called “Concurrent Enrollment Fix”, was signed into law yesterday by Governor Scott Walker as Act 307.  The SAA strongly supported this bill. You might recall that the Early College Credit Program (ECCP) adopted in the 2017-19 State Budget increased school district fiscal exposure for participation in concurrent enrollment programs.  Act 307 […]

Blue Ribbon Commission To Meet April 23rd

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

The Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding will hold a public hearing at 2:00pm on Monday, April 23rd at CESA 6, 2300 WI-44, Oshkosh, WI 54904. Invited speakers include representatives from the following areas:  Appleton School District, Neenah School District, Lomira School District, and CESA 6.  Following the invited speakers, members of the public will be able […]

Rep. Kleefisch Won’t Seek Re-Election

Monday, April 16th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … Rep. Joel Kleefisch, R-Oconomowoc, announced he won’t seek re-election this fall. In his announcement posted on Facebook, the lawmaker from the 38th AD said he looks forward to his children knowing him outside of a public role. Kleefisch, a former television news reporter, has served in the Legislature since 2004. “From then […]

Supreme Court to Take Up DPI Case Again

Monday, April 16th, 2018

The state Supreme Court agreed Friday to revisit one of its decisions from just two years ago to determine how much power Wisconsin’s schools superintendent has. The case is packed with political implications because it pits Republican Gov. Scott Walker against one of his Democratic challengers, Superintendent Tony Evers. Check out the rest of the […]

School-Based Mental Health Grants Now Available

Friday, April 13th, 2018

The most recent governor’s budget provides funding, beginning in fiscal year 2019, to create a new mental health grant program (Wis. Stat. sec. 115.367). The Department of Public Instruction will award grants to school districts, and operators of independent charter schools, to be used for the purpose of providing mental health services to pupils, in […]

Vos Will Not Run for Congress

Friday, April 13th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com …  — Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he’s passing on a bid for the 1st CD following House Speaker Paul Ryan’s retirement announcement earlier this week.  Vos, R-Rochester, said in a statement this morning he’ll instead seek re-election to the Assembly and “continue to focus on maintaining the strong, historic majority” in that […]

Schimel: Two-Thirds of Districts Have Expressed Interest in Safety Grants

Friday, April 13th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … AG Brad Schimel says some two-thirds of school districts across the state have already expressed interest in applying for grant funding under the newly created Office of School Safety.  While the office isn’t yet formally accepting applications, school districts since the end of March have been able to pen letters of interest […]

Source: Ryan Won’t Seek Re-Election

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … House Speaker Paul Ryan will not seek re-election this fall, according to a source with knowledge of his decision. A campaign spokesman did not immediately return a call from WisPolitics.com. Axios, which was first broke the news, reported Ryan friends said he was ready to step away from the job after passing […]

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