The Senate Committee on Education will hold an executive session and a public hearing on Tuesday, September 17 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 330 Southwest, State Capitol.
The committee is chaired by state Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon) and is scheduled to take public testimony on the following bills:
Senate Bill 138 Relating to: professional development training in character education for teachers, pupil service professionals, principals, and school district administrators, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. Continue reading Senate education committee schedules public hearing and vote
The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on four bills on Tuesday, August 13 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 411 South, State Capitol. (View hearing notice.)
This will be the committee’s first public hearing of the 2019-20 legislative session.
The committee is chaired by state Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon, pictured at left) and is scheduled to take public testimony on the following bills: Continue reading Senate education committee to hold public hearing on August 13
On June 18, the state Assembly met in floor session to act on a number of bills. K-12 education-related bills to expand the minority teacher loan program, include parent/guardian names as directory data under the state’s pupil records law, allow schools to provide prior notice of school safety drills to certain students and require certain information on school report cards were each approved on a voice vote (unanimously). A bill requiring the DPI to create a guidebook on dyslexia and related conditions for use by school districts and parents was approved on a vote of 76-21. These bills now head to the state Senate for consideration. Continue reading Assembly passes a number of K-12 bills
The Assembly Committee on Education will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 4 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) and is scheduled to take public testimony on three bills:
Assembly Bill 53 Relating to: pupil records.
By Representatives Born, Jagler, Plumer, Brooks, Novak, Thiesfeldt, Tusler and Vruwink; cosponsored by Senators Olsen and Darling. Continue reading Assembly education committee schedules public hearing for April 4
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
The Wheeler Report, a Capitol-based, paid subscription news service that provides subscribers with e-mail reports about current goings-on at the State Capitol, reported this morning on a piece of legislation under development by Assembly Education Committee chairman, state Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac), which Rep. Thiesfeldt has labelled the “Teacher Protection Act.”
The WASB has been engaged in what we have understood to be strictly confidential discussions with Rep. Thiesfeldt and his staff regarding our concerns about this legislation. Now that this proposal has become the subject of public news reports, we are sharing what has been reported because we believe this subject matter will be of interest to many school boards and administrators. Continue reading Wheeler Report: Rep. Thiesfeldt Drafting “Teacher Protection Act”
The Legislative Council Study Committee on School Data met for the final time Thursday (Nov. 17) and unanimously voted to recommend two formal bill drafts for legislation and three informal recommendations for further consideration and possible legislation.
In general, the recommendations from the committee require the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to provide model plans or informational resources regarding school data best practices to school districts. School boards retain their local decision-making in these areas. Continue reading School Data Study Committee Approves Recommendations