CURRENT ADVOCACY ISSUES
Wisconsin school leaders are in the process of making very difficult decisions as they implement their plans for the 2020-2021 school year. Wisconsin K-12 Advocacy Partners are asking the legislature and the Governor to consider these temporary statutory changes for the 2020-2021 school year to support school leaders.
- The SWSA in coordination with the other K-12 Advocacy organizations developed and is advocating for a Statutory Flexibility agenda to support our public schools districts. Wisconsin K-12 Advocacy Partners include: SWSA, WiRSA (Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance), WASB (Wisconsin Association of School Boards), and SAA (School Administrators Alliance).
LEGISLATIVE SUPPORTING INFORMATION
The 2021-2023 Wisconsin State Legislative Session brings some anticipated and many unanticipated legislative policy opportunities to our attention. The SWSA takes positions on some of the key legislative items and will track these positions for our members.
The 2021 SWSA Bill Tracker document can be viewed here: 2021 SWSA Bill Tracker
The 2019-2020 SWSA Bill Tracker document can be viewed here: 2019-2020 SWSA Bill Tracker
SWSA also encourages members to utilize the Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) bill tracking feature on their website to find all current legislation that is active in both the Wisconsin Assembly and the Senate. The link to WASB's state bill tracking chart can be found at: WASB State Bill Tracking Chart
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR SWSA MEMBERS
- Recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding (1_4_19)
- 2021-2023 Joint Finance Committee Members
Written comments can also be emailed to the Joint Finance committee at BudgetComments@legis.wisconsin.gov or sent via U.S. mail to: Joe Malkasian, Room 305 East, State Capitol, Madison, WI 53702.