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”
Joint Finance Committee:
- Assembly Bill 835/Senate Bill 690: sparsity aid, the revenue limit ceiling for school districts, and making an appropriation.
The WASB supports these identical companion bills based on WASB Resolutions 2.16, 2.425 & 2.43.
- A big thank you to Tim Stellmacher of the West Bend School Board (pictured) for taking the time to come and testify in support of the bill during the public hearing (on Feb. 7) along with administrators from Mukwonago, Oak Creek-Franklin, Oostburg and Slinger.
Continue reading Committee recap: sparsity aid/low revenue ceiling bill amended, advanced
The Senate Education Committee, chaired by Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon), will hold a public hearing at 9AM on Tuesday, Feb. 6 in room 300 Southeast in the state Capitol on the following proposals:
Senate Bill 711
Relating to: a pilot grant program to support college courses taught in high
schools and making an appropriation.
By Senators Olsen, Darling, Feyen and Bewley; cosponsored by Representatives
Rohrkaste, Kooyenga, Quinn and Sinicki. Continue reading Senate Education Committee will hold public hearing tomorrow
The state Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing tomorrow on nine bills, many of which would impose mandates on public schools. The hearing will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Room 411 South of the State Capitol.
Bill scheduled to be heard include:
Senate Bill 159, relating to: nutrition education. The WASB opposes provisions in this bill that would impose a graduation requirement that students must complete a half-credit health education class that includes nutrition education, but supports amending the bill to remove this mandate. If this mandate were dropped, the WASB would be neutral on this bill. Continue reading Senate Education Committee to Hold Hearing Tuesday, Dec. 19
The Senate Education Committee chaired by Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon) held a public hearing on Thursday, September 14th on the following bills listed below.
Senate Bill 329. Relating to: professional development training in character education for teachers, principals, and school district administrators, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. WASB registered in support of this bill. Continue reading Aid Payment Schedule, Character Education Among Bills Discussed at Public Hearing
The Senate Committee on Education, chaired by state Senator Luther Olsen (R-Ripon), has scheduled a public hearing on a number of bills dealing with financial literacy, hours of instruction, summer school funding, pupil data and more.
Here are the details and the bills that are on the agenda: Continue reading Financial Literacy, Hours of Instruction, Summer School Funding and More on Senate Education Hearing Agenda
The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) today (April 28) released a draft for public review of Wisconsin’s Consolidated Plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The plan describes how the state will implement ESSA and will undergo a public comment period through June 30.
To assist the public and lawmakers to understand the plan, a joint informational hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 3 at 10:30 a.m. in room 412 East, State Capitol. At this meeting the DPI will provide a briefing on the draft Wisconsin ESSA State implementation plan. Testimony will be provided by invited speakers only. (View notice.)
Continue reading DPI Releases Draft of Wisconsin ESSA Plan