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Assembly education committee: new members and the school districts they represent

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

Bill on Cell Phone Use While Driving Heard In Assembly

It’s “Back to School” season  and with children traveling to and from school all of us to make sure to pay attention and follow the rules of the road while driving.  That includes not texting or dialing cell phones while driving.

That said, not every legislative bill the WASB follows is directly related to K-12 education.  Some bills affect public safety and the safety of children and adults.  One such bill is Assembly Bill 463, which would broaden existing state law prohibitions on cell phone use while driving.  The bill caught our attention in part  because of the focus this time of year on slowing down and protecting young children. Continue reading Bill on Cell Phone Use While Driving Heard In Assembly

Assembly Education Committee Members and the School Districts They Represent (Updated)

thiesfeldtAssembly Speaker Robin Vos has announced state Assembly committee membership for the 2017-18 legislative session.  As we previously shared here, Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (pictured) is returning as chairman of the Assembly Education Committee.  This is his second session as chair of the committee. Below are the other GOP Representatives (minority/Democrat committee membership has not yet been announced) on the committee 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 Members and the School Districts They Represent (Updated)