Governor Scott Walker signed six education-related bills into law today (Nov. 30) during a ceremony in the Governor’s office in the State Capitol. They included:
Senate Bill 382, relating to school employee tuberculosis (TB) screening;
Current law requires school districts to condition the employment of school personnel who come in contact with children or who handle or prepare food for children upon a physical examination by a licensed physician that includes a chest X-ray or a tuberculin test. The cost of such examinations, including X-rays and tuberculin tests, must be paid out of school district funds. Current law also permits a school district to require employees to undergo additional physical examinations at intervals determined by the school district. Continue reading Governor Signs Six Education Bills Into Law
The Assembly Education Committee, chaired by state Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt, held a public hearing on Aug. 24 on the following bills:
Assembly Bill 382 – This bill relates to screening school district employees for tuberculosis. The WASB worked with the Wisconsin Association of School Nurses and state Rep. Eric Genrich (D-Green Bay) to develop this bill.
WASB supports this bill and believes it will safeguard student, staff and public health while reducing school district costs. See: WASB Testimony on AB 382 Continue reading Employee TB Screening and State Aid Payment Schedule Bills Receive Public Hearing
WASB Day at the Capitol was held this past Wednesday, March 15. Over 250 school board members, administrators and others made their way to Madison to take our message to the Capitol. Thank you to all who took time out of their schedules to make the trip!
The morning program began with WASB President Capt. Terry McCloskey, USN Retired, of the Three Lakes School Board welcoming attendees and introducing Secretary Scott Neitzel of the Wisconsin Dept. of Administration (the agency that puts together the governor’s budget) who provided an overview of Governor Walker’s budget proposal. Continue reading Another Successful Day at the Capitol is in the Books Thanks to You
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has announced state Assembly committee membership for the 2017-18 legislative session. As we previously shared here, Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (pictured) is returning as chairman of the Assembly Education Committee. This is his second session as chair of the committee. Below are the other GOP Representatives (minority/Democrat committee membership has not yet been announced) on the committee 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 Members and the School Districts They Represent (Updated)
See what education-related bills are moving in the state legislature. Included are updates on bills passing through the Assembly or Senate, bills advancing through standing committees, new bills being introduced, bill drafts being sent out to other legislators for support, and even administrative rules from state agencies. For additional information on these and other state education-related bills check out the State Bill Tracking Chart. We will also pass on federal updates from the National School Boards Association (NSBA) when warranted. Continue reading Bill Tracking For Week of 4/21/15