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SAA PAC Frequently Asked Questions

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

In 2003, the SAA Legislative Committee created SAA PAC, which is supported by members of all five SAA member associations, to strengthen the identity of the SAA and to improve the management of our combined political activities.  The SAA Legislative Committee believes that SAA PAC is vitally important to our objective of establishing a comprehensive […]

Reminder: SAA Has An Online PAC Contribution Option

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

As what promises to be a very difficult 2021-23 state budget process begins to pick up speed, several SAA members have asked, “what is the easiest way to make a contribution to the SAA Political Action Committee (SAA PAC)”. This is just a reminder to all SAA members that the SAA has developed a secure, […]

School Referendum Results

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

From The Wheeler Report… SCHOOL REFERENDUM FOR APRIL 6 SPRING ELECTION District District Name Total Amount Type Brief Description 0091 Alma Center Passed $4,900,000.00 Issue Debt This referendum will address energy efficiency projects, capital maintenance improvements, as well as the completion of a new athletic stadium complex. 0245 Bangor Passed $2,700,000.00 NR – 2022 Exceed […]

JFC Begins Budget Process – DPI Agency Briefing

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

From The Wheeler Report… Media Availability By Co-Chairs Prior To Hearing JFC Co-chairs Sen. Marklein and Rep. Born held a media availability prior to the start of the JFC hearing today to discuss their thoughts on the Department of Public Instruction and the Department of Workforce Development. Marklein started the briefing with a discussion of […]

Milwaukee Bucks, Brewers, Business Community Support Special Education Aid Increase

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

Check out this letter from numerous partners in the City of Milwaukee in support of increasing the current level of special education aid to reimburse 50 percent of aidable costs by the end of the 2021-23 biennium.  The letter includes as signatories representatives from the Milwaukee Bucks, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Milwaukee business community and […]

LFB Memo Details Federal Funds Distribution to Wisconsin School Districts

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) is out with a new memo that details the distribution of federal ESSER and GEER funds to all Wisconsin school districts under the three federal coronavirus relief acts passed to date. See the memo here.

Legislative Council Memo on Recent Wisconsin Supreme Court Case

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

From The Wheeler Report… The Legislative Council has written an IssueBrief on the Fabick v. Evers case which was decided by the Wisconsin Supreme Court last week. The case centers on the Governor’s ability to call multiple emergency orders based on the same conditions.

Testifying at Joint Finance Committee Hearings

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

As you know, beginning this Friday, April 9th, the Joint Finance Committee plans to hold 4 public hearings (three in-person and one virtual) on the Governor’s 2021-23 State Budget.  Those hearings include: Friday, April 9, 2021 (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)* University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Irvin L. Young Auditorium 930 West Main Street Whitewater, WI 53190 […]

State Budget Alert: Joint Finance Committee

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

The SAA is reissuing this State Budget Alert, originally posted last Monday, March 29, as many SAA members were on spring break.  It is extremely important that Joint Finance Committee members receive communications from all Wisconsin school districts. With the Legislative Fiscal Bureau’s (LFB) summary of Governor Evers’ State Budget proposal having been released, the […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision Invalidates Governor’s Public Health Emergency But Not School District Mask Requirements

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

From the Legal Side… In its most recent Legal Update, the Strang Patteson Law Firm focuses on the Wisconsin State Supreme Court’s March 31 decision invalidating the Governor’s public health emergency as well as the implications of that ruling for local school districts. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable […]

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