Education Committee Schedules Hearing on School Start Date & Changing Rooms Bills on Thursday

The Assembly Education Committee, chaired by state Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac),  plans to hold a public hearing on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 at 10AM in Room 417 North of the state Capitol on the following proposals:

  • Assembly Bill 144
    This bill creates an exception to the general prohibition against a public school
    beginning the school term before September 1 for a school district in which more than 20 percent of the high school students took at least one advanced placement (AP) exam.  Read More

    Assembly Bill 144 was coauthored by Representatives J. Ott, Kremer, T. Larson, Thiesfeldt, Knodl, Bernier, Hutton, Murtha, Murphy and Nerison; cosponsored by Senators Darling and Vukmir.

  • Assembly Bill 469This bill would require public school boards to designate school restrooms and changing rooms accessible by multiple students as for the exclusive use of either “males” or “females.” Read MoreAssembly Bill 469 was coauthored by Representatives Kremer, Thiesfeldt, Craig, Gannon, Horlacher, Jacque, Skowronski and Tittl; cosponsored by Senators Nass, Moulton and Stroebel.

It was noted on the committee agenda that:

Due to a floor session period day, this hearing may be subject to short notice cancellation or modification.

WASB spoke to Rep. Thiesfeldt’s office and this likely means the changing room bill will be pulled from the agenda if the Assembly is in session Thursday and the school start date bill could have a hearing either way.

The WASB has also talked to Assembly leadership and it is likely a decision on whether or not to hold session on Thursday will not be made before late Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.  We will keep you posted.

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