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Governor Signs Bill Into Law that Allows School Board Members to be Volunteer Coaches

Governor Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 217 which will allow school board members to be volunteer coaches and extracurricular activity supervisors under certain conditions into law as 2015 Wisconsin Act 92.  WASB supported and helped draft this law after delegates to the 2015 WASB Delegate Assembly approved what is now WASB Resolution 6.22.

WASB thanks School District of Tomah Board of Education member Nancy McCoy for being the driving force behind this legislation.  We would also like to thank state Senator Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point) and state Rep. Nancy VanderMeer (R-Tomah) for authoring this legislation (special kudos to Rep. VanderMeer on getting her first bill signed into law!).

Bill Signing Volunteer Coaches
L to R: Rep. VanderMeer, Nancy McCoy & sons, Gov. Walker, Ben Van Pelt (Sen. Lassa staff), Sen. Lassa, Chris Kulow (WASB)

Bill to Allow School Board Members to Serve as Volunteer Coaches Passes Senate

Senate Bill 217, authored by state Senator Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point) and state Representative Nancy VanderMeer (R-Tomah), which would allow a school board member to serve as a volunteer coach or extracurricular activity supervisor was passed this week by the state Senate with strong bipartisan support on a vote of 29-2.  The bill now heads to the state Assembly where also this week the Assembly companion bill (Assembly Bill 299) was recommended for passage 13-0 by the Education Committee.

WASB will keep you updated here on the Legislative Update on Assembly floor action.  If the bill is passed by the Assembly without changes it will head to the Governor.

Assembly Passes Budget; Heads to Governor Walker

The state Assembly sent the two-year $72.7 billion state budget to Gov. Scott Walker early Thursday, giving him just enough time to sign it before his presidential campaign announcement on Monday.

The budget passed 52-46, with 11 Republicans joining all Democrats in opposing the budget.  The budget was not changed from what the state Senate passed 18-15 Tuesday.

The Assembly Republicans voting against the budget were Kathleen Bernier of Chippewa Falls, Ed Brooks of Reedsburg, James Edming of Glen Flora, David Heaton of Wausau, Scott Krug of Nekoosa, Lee Nerison of Westby, Todd Novak of Dodgeville, Warren Petryk of Eleva, Keith Ripp of Lodi, Travis Tranel of Cuba City and Nancy VanderMeer of Tomah.

Rep. Chris Danou (D-Trempealeau) was absent. Continue reading Assembly Passes Budget; Heads to Governor Walker

Budget Listening Sessions

The following are budget listening sessions being held by state legislators in their districts. Please review the entire list as there may be one in your area. It is very important to attend and communicate your budget concerns with your legislators. Explain how the cuts in funding will affect students.  What legislators hear in these meetings does make a difference!  

Visit our State Budget page for information you can use in these meetings. Continue reading Budget Listening Sessions