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Assembly Education Committee announces an upcoming hearing and executive action on several bills, including Tribal relations package

by | Oct 19, 2023 | Legislative Update Blog, State Issue

The Assembly Committee on Education chaired by Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) has announced they will be holding a public hearing at the Capitol on Thursday, October 26th. The committee is slated to hear a number of bills related to Tribal relations and education in the state. The committee will also hear bills on teaching licensure, a grant program for school psychologists, and indoor air quality inspections.

Prior to the start of the public hearing, the committee will also take executive action on a bill that would allow school boards to employ district administrators that do not hold a DPI license, AB 342. The committee previously held a public hearing on this bill on Thursday, September 28th. See the WASB’s previous blog post for information on AB 342’s public hearing.

Executive Session Agenda

Assembly Bill 342 — Relating to: allowing school boards to employ a school district administrator who is not licensed by the department of public instruction.
By Representatives Wittke, Binsfeld, Bodden, Brandtjen, Donovan, Gundrum, Gustafson, Magnafici, Maxey, Murphy, O’Connor, Rettinger and Schraa; cosponsored by Senators Stroebel, Ballweg, Felzkowski, Jagler, Marklein, Nass and Tomczyk.

Public Hearing Agenda

Assembly Bill 209 — Relating to: model academic standards related to American Indian studies, informational materials related to a school board’s obligation to provide instruction on American Indians, and the American Indian studies requirement for teacher licensure.
By Joint Legislative Council.

Assembly Bill 210 — Relating to: pupils wearing traditional tribal regalia at a graduation ceremony or school-sponsored event.
By Joint Legislative Council.

Assembly Bill 212 — Relating to: requiring school districts to report information related to American Indian children attending school in the school district.
By Joint Legislative Council.

Assembly Bill 214 — Relating to: a lifetime license that authorizes an individual to teach an American Indian language in an American Indian language program and modifying rules promulgated by the Department of Public Instruction.
By Joint Legislative Council.

Assembly Bill 234 — Relating to: a school psychologist loan program, and making an appropriation.
By Representatives Sortwell, Armstrong, Behnke, Brooks, Donovan, Green, Kitchens, Mursau and Subeck; cosponsored by Senators Cowles and Felzkowski.

Assembly Bill 434 — Relating to: indoor air quality inspection and evaluation program for public schools.
By Representatives Sortwell, Gustafson, Stubbs, Tusler, Baldeh and Wichgers; cosponsored by Senators Cowles and Wanggaard.

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