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
http://www.mmsd.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Rachel Strauch-Nelson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/3/2014 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 1
Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: a school review system, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/15/2015
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
20150115_1.14.15 AB1 Hearing Testimony.pdf

Assembly Bill 46
Assembly Bill 46
Relating to: off-duty law enforcement officers and former law enforcement officers going armed with firearms on or near school grounds.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/4/2015
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
20150304_3.4.15 AB 46.pdf

Assembly Bill 469
Assembly Bill 469
Relating to: use of changing rooms by pupils. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/30/2015
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
20151130_11.19.15 AB 469 testimony.pdf

Assembly Bill 481
Assembly Bill 481
Relating to: limitations on borrowing by school districts and the use by school districts of resolutions and referenda to authorize bonding for capital projects or increase revenue limits and scheduling of school district referendums to exceed revenue limi...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/1/2016
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
20160201_12.17.15 Assembly Education Committee Hearing.docx.pdf

Assembly Bill 489
Assembly Bill 489
Relating to: recodification of the child abuse and neglect reporting law; making probation agents, parole agents, and certain employees, contractors, and volunteers of schools and institutions of higher education mandated reporters of child abuse and negle...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/8/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 517
Assembly Bill 517
Relating to: reporting crimes and other incidents that occur on school property, on school transportation, and at school sanctioned events and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/1/2016
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
20160201_12.17.15 Assembly Education Committee Hearing.docx.pdf

Assembly Bill 581
Assembly Bill 581
Relating to: licenses to teach vocational education subjects. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/1/2016
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
20160201_12.17.15 Assembly Education Committee Hearing.docx.pdf

Assembly Bill 751
Assembly Bill 751
Relating to: special needs scholarship program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/28/2016
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
20160728_2.4.16 AB 751 Amendments.pdf

Senate Bill 1
Senate Bill 1
Relating to: the school and school district accountability report, chronically failing schools and school districts, and educational options information. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/29/2015
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
20150129_1.27.14 SB 1 Testimony.pdf

Senate Bill 32
Senate Bill 32
Relating to: achievement gap reduction contracts requiring participating schools to implement strategies for improving academic performance of low-income pupils in reading and mathematics, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 53

Against
Notification Date
3/5/2015
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
20150305_3.5.14 SAGE.pdf

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
2/26/2015
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.

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

Notification Date
2/26/2015
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.

Public Instruction: District Operations and Standards
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: District Operations and Standards

Notification Date
2/26/2015
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.

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
2/26/2015
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Accountability/State Report Cards
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Accountability/State Report Cards

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/31/2017
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.

Urban Education Task Force
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Urban Education Task Force

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/1/2016
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.

Development of 2015-17 State Budget proposals related to public education
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development of 2015-17 State Budget proposals related to public education

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/15/2015
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$16,055.00
2015
July - December
$9,318.66
2016
January - June
$4,225.00
2016
July - December
$2,131.09
Total $31,729.75
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
16.75
2015
July - December
20.00
2016
January - June
1.00
2016
July - December
2.00
Total 39.75
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
170.00
2015
July - December
102.00
2016
January - June
47.50
2016
July - December
23.00
Total 342.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: off-duty law enforcement officers and former law enforcement officers going armed with firearms on or near school grounds.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: achievement gap reduction contracts requiring participating schools to implement strategies for improving academic performance of low-income pupils in reading and mathematics, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: a school review system, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: the school and school district accountability report, chronically failing schools and school districts, and educational options information. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: reporting crimes and other incidents that occur on school property, on school transportation, and at school sanctioned events and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: licenses to teach vocational education subjects. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: limitations on borrowing by school districts and the use by school districts of resolutions and referenda to authorize bonding for capital projects or increase revenue limits and scheduling of school district referendums to exceed revenue limits. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
20 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: use of changing rooms by pupils. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
25 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: special needs scholarship program. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
20 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 5 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
20 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 12 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
20 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
40 %
2016
July - December
20 %
Total 16 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
20 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 11 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
40 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 13 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
20 %
Total 1 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
40 %
Total 3 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
10 %
Total < 1%

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures