These weekly updates are to inform those interested in public education in Mineral Point what is happening that may impact school stakeholders. These updates are designed to be informative, factual, and non-partisan.
Additional information can be found from the Wisconsin Association of School Boards at: https://wasblegupdate.wordpress.com/
Legislative Update 11/20/15
- Nov. 18: A bill draft circulating in the Wisconsin Legislature by state Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) and state Rep. Ken Skowronski (R-Franklin) would create a pilot program for tracking crime and student safety incidents within public school districts. Schools currently must keep track of incidents resulting in suspension or expulsion. This proposal comes on the heels of Assembly Bill 517 that would require all high schools to report certain crime data starting in the 2017-18 school year and for that data to be included on school report cards.
- Nov. 17: With strong bipartisan support, both houses of the legislature have now passed Senate Bill 227, a bill that will allow contractors to directly purchase construction materials on behalf of schools and other tax-exempt clients without paying the sales tax. It now heads to the governor’s desk.
- Nov. 17: The Washington Post confirmed rumors that congressional negotiators have struck a tentative deal to replace No Child Left Behind, the main federal K-12 education law.