Madison Metropolitan School District

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Legislation governing K-12 education.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation governing K-12 education.

Title:
Media and Government Relations Director

Contact
RS
Rachel Strauch-Nelson
545 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 663-1903
rmstrauchnel@madison.k12.wi.us

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Rachel Strauch-Nelson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 10/21/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 379
Assembly Bill 379
Relating to: the student information system, a school and school district accountability system, low-performing schools and school districts, and charter school contracts. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/13/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20140213_092905_2.12.14 Accountability.pdf

Assembly Bill 616
Assembly Bill 616
Relating to: prohibiting the collection of a pupil's biometric data and the use of any device to assess a pupil's physiological or emotional state.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/4/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20140204_111432_1.14.14 AB 616 Letter.pdf

Assembly Bill 617
Assembly Bill 617
Relating to: directing the Department of Public Instruction to establish model academic standards and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/4/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20140204_111349_1.14.14 AB 617 Letter.pdf

Assembly Bill 618
Assembly Bill 618
Relating to: the student information system, the disclosure of personally identifiable student data, and the disclosure of pupil records. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/4/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20140204_111532_1.14.14 AB 618 Letter.pdf

Senate Bill 76
Senate Bill 76
Relating to: contracts for additional charter schools.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/4/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20140204_113721_10.10.13 SB 76.pdf

Senate Bill 286
Senate Bill 286
Relating to: the student information system, a school and school district accountability system, low-performing schools and school districts, and charter school contracts. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 256

Against
Notification Date
2/4/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20140204_111629_1.30.14 SB 286.pdf

Senate Bill 525
Senate Bill 525
Relating to: creating a Special Needs Scholarship Program for disabled pupils, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/13/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20140213_092937_2.13.14 Special Ed Vouchers.pdf

Senate Bill 554
Senate Bill 554
Relating to: requiring a private school participating in a parental choice program to employ certain special education staff and to comply with certain provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/13/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 559
Senate Bill 559
Relating to: categorical aids for special education and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/13/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 619
Senate Bill 619
Relating to: creating a model academic standards board.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/6/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20140306_021506_3.6.14 SB 619 Testimony.pdf

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

School Acccountability
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
School Acccountability

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/14/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Common Core
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Common Core

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/4/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Supporting Documentation
20140204_111813_11.20.13 Common Core.pdf


Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
July - December
$8,450.00
2014
January - June
$6,893.51
2014
July - December
$3,380.00
Total $18,723.51
Total Hours Communicating 2013
July - December
2.50
2014
January - June
6.75
2014
July - December
0.00
Total 9.25
Total Hours Other 2013
July - December
55.00
2014
January - June
103.00
2014
July - December
33.50
Total 191.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: contracts for additional charter schools.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: the student information system, a school and school district accountability system, low-performing schools and school districts, and charter school contracts. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: prohibiting the collection of a pupil's biometric data and the use of any device to assess a pupil's physiological or emotional state.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: directing the Department of Public Instruction to establish model academic standards and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the student information system, the disclosure of personally identifiable student data, and the disclosure of pupil records. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: creating a Special Needs Scholarship Program for disabled pupils, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: requiring a private school participating in a parental choice program to employ certain special education staff and to comply with certain provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: categorical aids for special education and making an appropriation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the student information system, a school and school district accountability system, low-performing schools and school districts, and charter school contracts. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: creating a model academic standards board.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 5 %

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

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
30 %
2014
January - June
15 %
2014
July - December
20 %
Total 20 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
15 %
2014
July - December
40 %
Total 15 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
30 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 9 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
20 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
40 %
Total 12 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures