Wisconsin Charter Schools Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
WCSA - Statewide voluntary membership organization of public charter schools and friends of public charter schools providing member communications, training and education.

Lobbying Interests:
Education, public charter schools, students, school finance, school governance.

Title:
Deputy Director

Contact
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Ingrid Beamsley
PO Box 1704
Madison, WI 53701-1704
(608) 661-6946
(608) 265-0070
ibeamsley@wicharterschools.org
www.wicharterschools.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Brandon Scholz Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/10/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Michelle Kussow Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/10/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
John Gee Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/10/2011 Withdrawn On 7/23/2012

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 47
Assembly Bill 47
Relating to: creating an individual income tax subtract modification for amounts received from the well contamination and abandonment compensation program.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/15/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
None
Notification Date
4/15/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
The association has no interest in this bill.
Assembly Bill 51
Assembly Bill 51
Relating to: creating a Charter School Authorizing Board, providing additional charter school authorizers, eliminating the limit on the number of pupils who may attend virtual charter schools, modifying teacher licensure requirements, eliminating the limit...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/15/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 130
Assembly Bill 130
Relating to: granting high school credit for extracurricular sports; services provided by a special education program; transportation aid paid to school districts; the use of moneys received by a school district from the common school fund; using the resul...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/20/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 20
Senate Bill 20
Relating to: authorizing the City of Milwaukee to sell city-owned property used for school purposes.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 17

For
Notification Date
4/15/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 22
Senate Bill 22
Relating to: creating a Charter School Authorizing Board, providing additional charter school authorizers, eliminating the limit on the number of pupils who may attend virtual charter schools, modifying teacher licensure requirements, eliminating the limit...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/4/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Budget Bill Subjects

Public Instruction: Categorical Aids
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Categorical Aids

Notification Date
3/4/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Public Instruction: Choice and Charter
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Choice and Charter

Notification Date
3/4/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Public Instruction: General School Aids and Revenue Limits
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: General School Aids and Revenue Limits

Notification Date
3/4/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

LRB 0584 Charter School Reform Bill
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 0584 Charter School Reform Bill

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/12/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

charter school funding issues
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
charter school funding issues

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/25/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

expanding authorizing options and improving authorizing practices
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
expanding authorizing options and improving authorizing practices

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/25/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

strengthening charter autonomy
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
strengthening charter autonomy

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/25/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2011
January - June
$19,689.75
2011
July - December
$7,500.00
2012
January - June
$1,500.00
2012
July - December
$9,000.00
Total $37,689.75
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
80.25
2011
July - December
14.00
2012
January - June
14.00
2012
July - December
9.50
Total 117.75
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
164.75
2011
July - December
54.00
2012
January - June
60.75
2012
July - December
65.50
Total 345.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: creating a Charter School Authorizing Board, providing additional charter school authorizers, eliminating the limit on the number of pupils who may attend virtual charter schools, modifying teacher licensure requirements, eliminating the limit on the reduction in general school aid used to fund independent charter schools, covering certain charter school employees under the Group Insurance Board health coverage plan for local government employees, allowing a charter school to elect to participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
45 %
2011
July - December
50 %
2012
January - June
50 %
2012
July - December
Total 39 %
Relating to: creating a Charter School Authorizing Board, providing additional charter school authorizers, eliminating the limit on the number of pupils who may attend virtual charter schools, modifying teacher licensure requirements, eliminating the limit on the reduction in general school aid used to fund independent charter schools, covering certain charter school employees under the Group Insurance Board health coverage plan for local government employees, allowing a charter school to elect to participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
45 %
2011
July - December
50 %
2012
January - June
50 %
2012
July - December
Total 39 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
50 %
Total 8 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
50 %
Total 8 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
10 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 5 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures