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.
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
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.
Governor Scott Walker is scheduled to sign 90 bills, including several affecting K-12 education, during a marathon bill signing ceremony scheduled to last from noon until 6:00 p.m. on Monday (April 16).
Among the bills scheduled to be signed are:
Assembly Bill 332, which restores local control over the number of signatures required for the nomination of candidates to the school board in school districts that contain territory lying within a 2nd class city. Continue reading Governor to sign more K-12 education bills into law Monday
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
417 North (GAR Hall) Continue reading Public hearing on school safety bills tomorrow (March 20)
The author of the so-called “Teacher Protection Act,” state Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac, pictured) has introduced a simple amendment to his latest stripped-down version of the bill (see previous post). The amended Assembly Bill 693 is scheduled to be taken up by the full Assembly today (Feb. 22) as a special order of business.
Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Substitute Amendment 2 addresses some, but not all, of the concerns expressed by the WASB and by school administrators. The amended bill is expected to pass notwithstanding the WASB’s objections.
Continue reading Yet another change proposed to “Teacher Protection Act”
Despite the objections of the WASB and school administrators, Assembly Bill 693, dubbed the “Teacher Protection Act” by its author, state Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac, pictured), cleared the Assembly Judiciary Committee in a very “stripped down” version (Assembly Substitute Amendment 2) of the original bill on a 6-3 party-line vote. The bill will be taken up by the full Assembly on Feb. 22nd as part of the last-day-of session marathon calendar. Continue reading “Teacher Protection Act” clears committee, will get Assembly floor vote