Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding Likely to Meet on Feb. 2

The next meeting of the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding is tentatively being set for Friday February 2, 2018 in Milwaukee.

We don’t have all the details yet about time and place as the public hearing notice has not yet been posted; however, the Commission will be taking testimony from school leaders (including board members, district administrators and school business officials) at this meeting.

Please watch our Legislative Update Blog and/or our weekly e-mail Legislative Newsletter for updates and more information on the meetings of the Commission.

The Commission, chaired by state Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon) and state Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay), is directed to look at all aspects of Wisconsin school funding and recommend changes to how schools are funded in time to be considered in the next (2019-21) state budget cycle. (See previous post.)

Dan Rossmiller, WASB Director of Government Relations,  is a member of the Blue Ribbon Commission and would love to hear from you about your district’s concerns about school funding.  His email is  His phone number is:  (608) 5612-1720 (direct) or (877)705-4422 (toll free).