Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Rural Wisconsin school districts and communities.

Lobbying Interests:
The Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance is interested in influencing legislation and administrative rules affecting Pre-K-12 education in general and rural school districts in particular. Potential areas of interest are school funding, accountability, technology, telecommunications, transportation, licensure, mandates and other areas of significant interest to rural school districts.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
KK
Kimbert Kaukl
1755 Oakwood Circle
Plain, WI 53577
(608) 553-0689
kimkaukl@wirsa.org
http://www.wirsa.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Jerome K Fiene Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/3/2015 Withdrawn On 6/30/2015
Kimbert J Kaukl Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 7/1/2015 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 314
Assembly Bill 314
Relating to: the amount of an academic excellence higher education scholarship, the number of those scholarships that may be awarded in an academic year, the eligibility criteria for those scholarships, and creating an individual income tax credit for cert...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/5/2016
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.
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
1/15/2016
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.
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

Against
Notification Date
1/15/2016
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.
Assembly Bill 664
Assembly Bill 664
Relating to: mental health services in schools.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 294

For
Notification Date
7/5/2016
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.
Assembly Bill 665
Assembly Bill 665
Relating to: grants for participation in robotics competitions and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 280

For
Notification Date
7/5/2016
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.
Assembly Bill 748
Assembly Bill 748
Relating to: technical education equipment grants for school districts, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/5/2016
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.
Assembly Bill 751
Assembly Bill 751
Relating to: special needs scholarship program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/5/2016
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.
Assembly Bill 793
Assembly Bill 793
Relating to: the teacher loan program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 359

For
Notification Date
7/5/2016
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.
Assembly Bill 794
Assembly Bill 794
Relating to: student loan reimbursements for certain individuals domiciled in rural counties, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/5/2016
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.
Assembly Bill 795
Assembly Bill 795
Relating to: local youth apprenticeship grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/5/2016
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.
Assembly Bill 796
Assembly Bill 796
Relating to: the apprenticeship completion award program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/5/2016
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.
Assembly Bill 798
Assembly Bill 798
Relating to: funding for broadband expansion grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/5/2016
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.
Assembly Bill 799
Assembly Bill 799
Relating to: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics grants for rural school districts, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/5/2016
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.
Assembly Bill 824
Assembly Bill 824
Relating to: sparsity aid.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 305

For
Notification Date
7/5/2016
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.
Senate Bill 197
Senate Bill 197
Relating to: making a false threat to use a firearm to injure or kill another person in a school zone and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/5/2016
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.
Senate Bill 228
Senate Bill 228
Relating to: the amount of an academic excellence higher education scholarship, the number of those scholarships that may be awarded in an academic year, the eligibility criteria for those scholarships, and creating an individual income tax credit for cert...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/26/2015
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.
Comments
Testified against due to the impact to rural schools.
Senate Bill 355
Senate Bill 355
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
7/5/2016
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.
Senate Bill 412
Senate Bill 412
Relating to: providing lifesaving skills instruction to pupils. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/5/2016
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.
Senate Bill 615
Senate Bill 615
Relating to: special needs scholarship program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 289

Against
Notification Date
7/5/2016
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration: Information Technology
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Information Technology

Notification Date
8/12/2015
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.

Legislature
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Legislature

Notification Date
7/5/2016
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.

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

Notification Date
8/12/2015
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
8/12/2015
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
8/12/2015
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
8/12/2015
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

Whole Grade Sharing Financial Incentive
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Whole Grade Sharing Financial Incentive

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/24/2017
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.

State Biannual Budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State Biannual Budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/24/2017
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.

Issues and challenges faced by rural school districts
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues and challenges faced by rural school districts

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/3/2015
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.

Speaker's Task Force on Rural Schools
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Speaker's Task Force on Rural Schools

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/3/2015
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.

school accountability
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
school accountability

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/3/2015
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.

Support and Expansion of Broadband
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support and Expansion of Broadband

Action Intended To Affect
Legislation

Notification Date
2/3/2015
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
$10,269.00
2015
July - December
$3,590.40
2016
January - June
$2,577.22
2016
July - December
$793.35
Total $17,229.97
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
119.00
2015
July - December
25.00
2016
January - June
19.50
2016
July - December
8.75
Total 172.25
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
110.00
2015
July - December
7.75
2016
January - June
3.75
2016
July - December
0.00
Total 121.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
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
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the amount of an academic excellence higher education scholarship, the number of those scholarships that may be awarded in an academic year, the eligibility criteria for those scholarships, and creating an individual income tax credit for certain academic scholarship recipients. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: grants for participation in robotics competitions and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: technical education equipment grants for school districts, providing an exemption from emergency rule 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
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the teacher loan program. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: student loan reimbursements for certain individuals domiciled in rural counties, 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
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: local youth apprenticeship grants and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the apprenticeship completion award program and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics grants for rural school districts, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: providing lifesaving skills instruction to pupils. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: funding for broadband expansion grants and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: mental health services in schools.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: sparsity aid.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: making a false threat to use a firearm to injure or kill another person in a school zone and providing a penalty. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the amount of an academic excellence higher education scholarship, the number of those scholarships that may be awarded in an academic year, the eligibility criteria for those scholarships, and creating an individual income tax credit for certain academic scholarship recipients. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
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
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
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
15 %
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
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 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 9 %
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 8 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
15 %
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 13 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
20 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 16 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
20 %
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 17 %

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
25 %
2015
July - December
25 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
15 %
Total 23 %
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
35 %
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
50 %
Total 1 %

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
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
15 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures