Assembly Bill 398, authored by Rep. Gary Hebl (D-Sun Prairie) and sponsored by Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon) would expand the scope of online summer or interim session classes that qualify for state aid to include classes the school board determines fulfill either a statutory graduation requirement in health education or that meet its own requirements to count toward the number of credits the school board requires 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 meet its requirements for high school graduation would be eligible for state aid. Continue reading WASB Testifies on Summer School Funding & Firearm Safety Curriculum Bills
A bill draft circulating in the Wisconsin Legislature by state Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) and state Rep. Ken Skowronski (R-Franklin) would create a pilot program for tracking crime and student safety incidents within public school districts.
The program is similar to federal reporting requirements for colleges and universities participating in federally subsidized student loan programs. DPI would develop and operate the program during the 2016-17 school year in one urban school district, one suburban school district, and one rural school district. Continue reading Bill Draft Would Create Pilot Program for Tracking Crime & Student Safety Incidents