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Assembly Education Committee to hold informational hearing

The Assembly Education Committee will hold an informational public hearing tomorrow morning (Feb. 21) at 10:00 a.m. in Room 417 North (GAR Hall) of the State Capitol.  The committee is chaired by state Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac), pictured at left.

Committee members will receive an informational briefing/update on K-12 education from representatives of the state’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Testimony will be from invited speakers only.

View public hearing notice.

Assembly education committee: new members and the school districts they represent

State Assembly committee membership has been set for the 2019-20 legislative session.  As we previously shared here, Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt is returning as chairman of the Assembly Committee on Education. Included in the committee membership are two newly-elected members who are also sitting school board members: Rep. Timothy Ramthun (Kewaskum) and Rep. Robert Wittke (Racine Unified, not running for reelection in April). Rep. Don Vruwink is also a sitting school board member (Milton) and Vice-chair Rep. Joel Kitchens is a former school board member (Sturgeon Bay) and chaired the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding.

Below are the other committee members including the school districts represented by each.  If you are a board member or administrator in one of these districts you are in a prime position to influence committee action on K-12 legislation this session. Continue reading Assembly education committee: new members and the school districts they represent

Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt will return as chair of Assembly education committee

State Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac) returns as chair of the Assembly Committee on Education.  Rep. Thiesfeldt is a former teacher and administrator in two Lutheran elementary schools and a Lutheran high school.  He has chaired the education committee since the 2015-16 legislative session.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has announced the standing committees (including several new ones) for the state Assembly in the upcoming 2019-20 legislative session as well as the chairs.  Vice Chairs and the remaining committee members have not been announced yet.  The new session begins on January 7, 2019.

 

Public hearing on school safety bills tomorrow (March 20)

The Assembly Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac), has scheduled a public hearing on the March 2018 special session Assembly bills that make up Gov. Scott Walker’s school safety package.

The committee will hold a public hearing on the following items at the time specified below:

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
10:00 AM
417 North (GAR Hall) Continue reading Public hearing on school safety bills tomorrow (March 20)

Committee recap: sparsity aid/low revenue ceiling bill amended, advanced

Joint Finance Committee:

  • Assembly Bill 835/Senate Bill 690sparsity aid, the revenue limit ceiling for school districts, and making an appropriation.
    The WASB supports these identical companion bills based on WASB Resolutions 2.16, 2.425 & 2.43.
  • A big thank you to Tim Stellmacher of the West Bend School Board (pictured) for taking the time to come and testify in support of the bill during the public hearing (on Feb. 7) along with administrators from Mukwonago, Oak Creek-Franklin, Oostburg and Slinger.

Continue reading Committee recap: sparsity aid/low revenue ceiling bill amended, advanced

Assembly Education Committee hearing held on Feb. 1

The Assembly Education Committee held a public hearing on two bills on Thursday , Feb. 1:

Assembly Bill 569 relating to: publication of school and school district accountability reports.

This bill is companion bill to Senate Bill 494, which the WASB supports. Senate Bill 494 was passed by the state Senate on Jan. 23. Continue reading Assembly Education Committee hearing held on Feb. 1

Public hearing held on Sparsity Aid/Low Revenue Ceiling bill

The Assembly Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac), held a public hearing on the following items on Thursday, January 25. 

Assembly Bill 835
Relating to: sparsity aid, the revenue limit ceiling for school districts, and making
an appropriation. See our previous post for more information.
By Representatives Nygren, Felzkowski, Mursau, Kitchens, Ballweg, Bernier,
Born, Edming, Katsma, Kulp, Krug, Loudenbeck, Nerison, Novak, Petersen, Petryk,
Pronschinske, Quinn, Rohrkaste, Spiros, Steffen, Summerfield, Swearingen, Thiesfeldt,
Tittl, Tranel, VanderMeer, Vorpagel, Rodriguez and Steineke; cosponsored by Senators
Marklein, Olsen, Testin, LeMahieu, Moulton and Tiffany. Continue reading Public hearing held on Sparsity Aid/Low Revenue Ceiling bill