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February Advocacy Tip: Prepare to testify at school funding hearings

The Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding has begun what will be a series of hearings around the state to take testimony from the public on the state’s funding formula. The first hearing is set to take place Friday, February 2 in Milwaukee. The rest of the hearing dates and locations have not yet been announced.

It is important that public school board members and administrators testify at these hearings.  The commission needs to hear the challenges the current funding system creates for your school district and, most importantly, the impact it has on opportunities for your students. Continue reading February Advocacy Tip: Prepare to testify at school funding hearings

Focus of Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding Clarified

During last week’s State Education Convention, state Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay), who co-chairs the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding, shared information about the Commission’s mission and schedule, including a memo outlining the scope of the Commission’s directive. 

According to the Blue Ribbon Commission’s Scope Statement, the Commission is tasked with evaluating the following items:

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

Commission Begins Tackling Wisconsin School Funding

The Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding met for the first time yesterday (Dec. 14), holding an informational public hearing that featured presentations from the staff of the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) as well as the Department of Public Instruction (DPI).  Those presentations led to a lively question and answer session between presenters and Commission members.

The entire hearing was broadcast live on Wisconsin Eye, our state’s version of C-SPAN.  A video recording of the entire hearing should be uploaded to the Wisconsin Eye website and available for viewing on Monday.

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