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SAA Opposes GOP Bond Referendum Bill

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

The SAA testified in opposition to Assembly Bill 475, relating to requiring including estimated interest and interest rate in a referendum question for issuing bonds, at a public hearing yesterday before the Assembly Committee on Government Accountability and Oversight. If you should have any questions or comments about the SAA’s position on the bill, please contact the […]

SAA Opposes Reading Bill in Senate Committee

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

The SAA testified in opposition to Senate Bill 454, relating to reading readiness assessments, at a public hearing yesterday before the Senate Committee on Education. See the SAA testimony linked below.  If you should have any questions or comments about the SAA’s position on the bill, please contact the SAA.

Education Committees to Take Up Bills Banning the Teaching of Race or Sex Stereotypes

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

From WisPolitics.com … The Legislature’s education committees have scheduled a joint hearing next week to take testimony on bills Republican sponsors say would ban critical race theory in K-12 schools by prohibiting the teaching of race or sex stereotypes. Critical race theory is often defined as a concept that institutions in the United States are […]

State Budget Alert – JFC Wraps Up Work on the Budget Next Week!

Friday, June 11th, 2021

That’s right, friends.  I am issuing another member alert on the 2021-23 State Budget.  Since their K-12 budget action on May 27th, the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) has continued to work through its Executive Sessions (voting) on the various pieces of the State Budget.  The JFC plans to complete its work on the budget bill […]

Budget Committee Approves $128 Million In State Tax Dollars for K-12

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

From WisPolitics.com… Wisconsin schools would get $128 million in general purpose revenue over the next two years, a fraction of what Dem Gov. Tony Evers originally proposed, under a motion the GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee approved today. The GOP motion, approved 11-4 along party lines, also would transfer $350 million to the state’s budget stabilization […]

GOP – DPI Omnibus State Budget Motion

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

See the GOP – DPI Omnibus State Budget Motion here.

Joint Finance Reworks Fed Money to Reward Schools That Offered In-Person Instruction

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

From WisPolitics.com… The GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee today reworked a $154 million pot of federal money to reward districts that provided in-person instruction for at least half of the 2020-21 school year. The motion, approved 11-4 along party lines, also would give priority to small, rural schools for a portion of the money. The bulk […]

JFC ESSER III Plan

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Check out the JFC ESSER III Plan slated for adoption today.

Start Date Bill Clears Senate Education Committee

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Education recommended passage of Senate Bill 182, relating to the commencement of fall classes in public schools, on a unanimous 7-0 vote.  Beginning with the 2022-23 school term, the bill would eliminate the prohibition against public schools starting fall classes before September 1.  The SAA strongly supports this legislation.  The […]

AB162/SB 177 Receive Unanimous Committee Votes

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

In the past couple days, companion bills Assembly Bill 162 and Senate Bill 177, relating to the timing of equalization aid payments to school districts, have received unanimous votes recommending passage by the Assembly State Affairs Committee and the Senate Education Committee, respectively.  The SAA strongly supports AB 162/SB 177.  We are hopeful that floor […]

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