WEAC Education Advocacy Update

Rep. Mike Rohrkaste of Neenah, a Republican member of the Joint Finance Committee representing Assembly District 55, will not seek reelection in 2020, he announced this week. He is leaving to lead a non-profit that helps Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Rohrkaste will fill out his current term.

Bills We’re Watching:

  •  (SB-327). This bill, which impacts the school district revenue limit adjustment for declining enrollment districts and the prior year base revenue hold harmless adjustment, was referred to Senate Committee on Education.

Circulating for Co-Sponsorship:

  • A couple bills are circulating that would require public schools to include curriculum so children are taught to protect themselves and give them the resources to speak out if they encounter teen dating violence and sexual abuse.
  • This bill would require these products in schools and state and local building.
  • A series of bills would create a Blue Ribbon Commission in the University of Wisconsin System, provide additional funding to the UW System, provide for tuition freezes, student grants, tuition remission and state aid for the technical college system.

In the News