Governor Walker signed into law two bills supported by the WASB in a signing ceremony at the State Capitol this morning.
Senate Bill 301 expands the online summer or interim session classes that qualify for state aid to include classes the school board determines fulfill either the statutory graduation requirement in health education or its own requirements for graduation. Under the bill, online classes in any combination of vocational education, foreign languages, fine arts, and other courses that the school board determines meets the requirements for high school graduation would be eligible for state aid. Continue reading Governor signs two WASB-supported bills into law
The state Assembly has closed the curtain on the 2017-18 legislative session. However, before adjourning, the Assembly passed a large number of bills and sent them to the Senate. Here are the Assembly bills affecting K-12 education that are still alive and could be passed by the Senate when it meets on March 20 and sent on to the Governor’s desk.
Bills the WASB Supports: Continue reading Numerous K-12-related bills could still be passed on March 20
A northern Wisconsin lawmaker is circulating a bill draft that would require successful completion of the civics portion of a citizenship test for high school graduation. State Representative James Edming (R-Glen Fora) sent a memo to fellow lawmakers looking for support last week Friday. After detailing recent polls where a high number of adult respondents cannot correctly answer certain civics questions the memo states: Continue reading Civics Mandate Draft Being Circulated