Education Advocacy: The Final State Budget

As a result of the governor’s changes to the 2019-21 state budget, Wisconsin school districts will see per-pupil aid payments amounting to $742 per pupil for each of the two years, up from what was proposed by the Legislature. There is also a new supplemental per-pupil aid, which the governor changed to include all districts instead of only a few. Here’s a quick look at some key education provisions included in the budget.

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Legislative Update – April 20

The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee will hold its final budget hearing in Green Bay on Wednesday. Since the hearings were held during the school day when educators are with students, click here for an easy way to give your input via email: If you can get to the Green Bay hearing, here’s what you need […]

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WEAC Legislative Update – February 1

Foxconn dominated headlines this week as company officials told national reporters they were shifting focus. Governor Tony Evers stepped up to lead, and Foxconn officials are now assuring that nothing’s unraveling. Read all about Foxconn and other developments at the state Capitol in the WEAC Education Advocacy Update.

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WEAC Legislative Update – January 25

A letter was sent to Joint Finance Committee Co-Chairs asking to withdraw Wisconsin from the ACA lawsuit after lame duck laws took away the governor’s power, Gov. Evers reaffirmed his call for the state to pick up two-thirds funding of K-12 education, and a pre-existing conditions bill is lingering in the Legislature. Get caught up on this week in the Legislature with the WEAC Education Advocacy Update.

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Evers: Public school investments will yield dividends

Gov. Tony Evers reaffirmed his call for the state to pick up two-thirds of the costs for K-12 education, championed more funding for special education and mental health supports, and vowed to close achievement gaps by connecting the dots between the underlying causes of poverty in his first State of the State Address.

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