The only school district referendum on the Feb. 19 Spring Primary ballot passed easily.
Voters in the Northland Pines School District (Vilas County) approved a non-recurring referendum to increase the district’s state- imposed revenue limit by $4.6 million in each of the next three years. The margin was 1,230 in favor and 630 opposed. (more…)
In a recent blog post we provided a link to the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding.
Because some school board members have also requested information on the school funding reform plan proposed by Governor Tony Evers, we are providing links to the governor’s plan and information about it (see below).
Gov. Evers plans to make this funding reform proposal, which he refers to as the “Fair Funding for our Future” plan, part of the 2019-21 state budget bill he will be introducing later this month. (more…)
We are reposting a link to the final recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding following the panel discussion Friday morning at the State Education Convention. There was a big turnout and we ran out of hard copies. Thank you to everyone for your interest and for attending the convention!
See: Final recommendations of school funding panel released.
We hope to see you in Milwaukee for the 2019 State Education Convention. You have many excellent choices for sessions to attend and we would like to highlight two here for your consideration: The WASB Legislative Update and The Blue Ribbon Commission: Where Do We Go From Here? featuring co-chairs Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) and Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon) as well as commission members Michelle Langenfeld (District Administrator-Green Bay), Joni Burgin (District Administrator-Grantsburg), Ted Neitzke (Administrator-CESA 6) and Dan Rossmiller (Govt Relations Director-WASB).
See below for details on each session: (more…)
When the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding held its final meeting on Dec. 19, it was clear that the voices of school leaders who testified at hearings held around the state and those who submitted written comments were heard. As Commission members worked their way through option papers on various school funding topics, the stories school leaders told were frequently cited.
See Statements from the co-chairs: Rep. Kitchens; Sen. Olsen
In the same way school leaders advocated effectively to persuade the legislators who were members of the Commission, now it will be time for school leaders to advocate with their own legislators to ensure these vital recommendations become law. (more…)