Important Education Update for October 2nd, 2015

 

Legislative Proposal Would End Energy
Efficiency Revenue Limit Exemption

In a draft memo being circulated for support from legislative colleagues, state Rep. Adam Neylon (R-Pewaukee) and state Sen. Frank Lasee (R-De Pere), are proposing legislation to end the school district revenue limit exemption for energy efficiency projects. (See additional story above.)

Currently, a school board may adopt a resolution to increase the revenue limit otherwise applicable to a school district under s. 121.91 (2m), Stats., in any school year by an amount spent by the school district in that school year on a project to implement energy efficiency measures or to purchase energy efficiency products. 

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Urban Education Task Force Holds First Hearing

The Assembly Speaker’s Task Force on Urban Education, chaired by state Rep. Jessie Rodriguez (R-Franklin) and vice-chaired by state Rep. Sondy Pope (D-Cross Plains), held its first school tours and public hearing on Tuesday, September 29 in the Madison Metropolitan School District and the State Capitol.

The tour of the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) included a visit to Samuel Gompers Elementary School that highlighted the district’s phase one technology plan. The task force members then stopped by Madison East High School the AVID/TOPS program at the school was showcased. That program is a joint effort between MMSD and the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, which offers disadvantaged students tutoring, mentorship and paid summer internships, in addition to eligibility for college scholarships.

The task force then held a public hearing at the Capitol focusing on teacher recruitment and retention with invited testimony from: 

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