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WPEN Summer Summit is August 5 in La Crosse

The Wisconsin Public Education Network Summer Summit will be held August 5, 2019, at Central High School in La Crosse and will be hosted by the La Crosse Education Association. All parents, students, educators, administrators, school board members, and community supporters of Wisconsin public schools and their students are invited to attend.


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.


Governor signs budget

Governor Tony Evers has signed the two-year state budget, but not before he used his partial veto authority to effectively add almost $100 million more into K-12 education. He seriously considered vetoing the full document, saying the budget sent to him by the Republican majority legislature was in many way insufficient, including not providing enough resources to help students and schools be successful.


Evers receives state budget from Legislature, giving him six days to act

Governor Tony Evers has received the state budget passed by the Legislature this week, setting into motion the time period he has to issue possible vetoes. So far, the governor has not tipped his hand as to what his veto strategy might be. After signatures from Senate and Assembly leaders, the budget bill has been enrolled and sent to Evers, who will have to act within six days (not including Sundays). The deadline is not impacted by the Independence Day holiday, so Evers will have to act on the document by Friday, July 5.