Wisconsin Association of School Boards Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Locally elected school board members.

Lobbying Interests:
The Wisconsin Association of School Boards seeks to have input on legislation that impacts the educational programs of school districts, and any legislation that would impact their operation. With respect to operations, this could include employment, insurance, taxation, election, technology licensing, transportation and other areas of legislation that have not been identified.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
JA
John Ashley
122 W Washington Ave, Ste 400
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-2622
(608) 257-8386
jashley@wasb.org
http://wasb.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 1
Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: state government actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/12/2021
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
The WASB takes no position on the bill as introduced and passed by the Assembly; however, the WASB supports the version of the bill (Senate Substitute Amendment 1) passed by the state Senate.
Supporting Documentation
20210112_GOP COVID Package - AB 1 - ASMCOM (2).pdf
20210112_GOP COVID Package - AB 1 - SENCOM.pdf

Assembly Bill 59
Assembly Bill 59
Relating to: applications for the full-time open enrollment program in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years and the family income requirement for the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program in the 2021-22 school year. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/13/2021
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 60
Assembly Bill 60
Relating to: publication of proceedings of meetings held by certain governmental bodies.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/13/2021
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 60
Assembly Bill 60
Relating to: publication of proceedings of meetings held by certain governmental bodies.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/13/2021
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 62
Assembly Bill 62
Relating to: participation in interscholastic athletics and extracurricular activities and school district membership in an interscholastic athletic association in the 2021-22 school year. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/13/2021
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 158
Assembly Bill 158
Relating to: harassment of a sports official and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/15/2021
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 162
Assembly Bill 162
Relating to: the timing of equalization aid payments to school districts. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/29/2021
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 185
Assembly Bill 185
Relating to: prosecuting or adjudicating delinquent a person under the age of 18 for committing an act of prostitution.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/6/2022
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
The WASB supports passage of state legislation to protect youth who have been subject to child sex trafficking from criminal prosecution for prostitution.
Assembly Bill 188
Assembly Bill 188
Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/19/2021
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 196
Assembly Bill 196
Relating to: designating athletic sports and teams operated or sponsored by public schools or private schools participating in a parental choice program based on the sex of the participants.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/26/2021
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
The WASB is concerned about provisions in the bill that could encourage students and parents to sue their local school districts and could place districts in the position of having to choose between following a state law or a conflicting federal law.
Assembly Bill 216
Assembly Bill 216
Relating to: measuring a school district's improvement for the school and school district accountability report. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/19/2021
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 348
Assembly Bill 348
Relating to: raising the legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of cigarettes and nicotine and tobacco products, providing a legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of vapor products, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/24/2022
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 378
Assembly Bill 378
Relating to: making school district and school financial information available to the public. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/16/2021
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 383
Assembly Bill 383
Relating to: school district membership in an interscholastic athletic association in the 2021-22 school year.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/15/2021
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
WASB opposes legislative attempts, such as this bill, to regulate private, non-profit organizations such as the WIAA by restricting school districts’ ability to participate in organizations and activities unless they follow legislative mandates.
Assembly Bill 411
Assembly Bill 411
Relating to: anti-racism and anti-sexism pupil instruction and anti-racism and anti-sexism training for employees of school districts and independent charter schools. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/10/2021
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 435
Assembly Bill 435
Relating to: incorporating cursive writing into the state model English language arts standards and requiring cursive writing in elementary grades. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/16/2021
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 446
Assembly Bill 446
Relating to: reading readiness assessments and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/14/2021
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
The WASB believes this bill is a well-intentioned effort to improve reading instruction in our schools and b) improvements are, in fact, needed; however, we have concerns that the bill is overly prescriptive and imposes unfunded mandates.
Assembly Bill 475
Assembly Bill 475
Relating to: including with a referendum question for issuing bonds a statement of the estimated interest accruing on the amount of the bonds.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/16/2021
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 482
Assembly Bill 482
Relating to: grants to schools to provide critical incident mapping data to law enforcement agencies. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/25/2021
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 488
Assembly Bill 488
Relating to: requiring school boards to make information about learning materials and educational activities used for pupil instruction available to the public. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/10/2021
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 495
Assembly Bill 495
Relating to: possession of a firearm in a vehicle on school grounds by a person with a license to carry a concealed weapon.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/4/2022
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
The WASB opposes any initiatives at the state level that would legalize any further ability for anyone, with the exception of sworn law enforcement officers, to bring a weapon or possess a weapon, concealed or otherwise, in school zones.
Assembly Bill 560
Assembly Bill 560
Relating to: required subjects in a human growth and development instructional program.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/16/2021
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 561
Assembly Bill 561
Relating to: requiring school boards to report information regarding credit recovery courses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/14/2021
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 563
Assembly Bill 563
Relating to: required instruction in civic education in the elementary and high school grades; high school graduation requirements; and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
9/16/2021
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
We changed our position from support to neutral because the bill was amended to exempt private schools and add unnecessary reporting requirements. All students should receive Civics instruction. We oppose requiring rulemaking for curriculum approval.
Assembly Bill 600
Assembly Bill 600
Relating to: state aid payments for pupils in grades kindergarten to 12 who transfer schools due to the existence or absence of mandates regarding pupil face coverings or COVID-19 vaccines; school district membership in an interscholastic athletic associat...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/9/2021
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 602
Assembly Bill 602
Relating to: reporting certain crimes and other incidents that occur on school property or school transportation and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/25/2021
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 611
Assembly Bill 611
Relating to: the Foundations of Reading test licensure requirement.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/13/2021
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 721
Assembly Bill 721
Relating to: the number of independent charter schools authorized by the College of Menominee Nation or the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/14/2021
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
The WASB supports charter schools for experimental and innovative programs provided :the school board is the sole chartering agency. The WASB opposes allowing authorizing bodies to authorize additional independent charter schools throughout the state
Assembly Bill 830
Assembly Bill 830
Relating to: model curriculum for pupils in grades 5 to 12 on interacting with law enforcement and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/11/2022
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
While the WASB supports the policy objective of this bill, it opposes the anti-local control provision specifying that if a school board elects not to include the instruction identified by the bill, it must adopt a resolution making that election.
Assembly Bill 843
Assembly Bill 843
Relating to: comprehensive firearm education for high school pupils. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/11/2022
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
While WASB has previously been neutral on similar bills, it objects to the anti-local control provision that if a school board elects not to offer a firearm education or hunter safety course, it must adopt a resolution making that election.
Assembly Bill 854
Assembly Bill 854
Relating to: the authority of school boards to approve or deny owner-initiated petitions to detach and attach small territories of school districts and modifying a waiting period that applies to filing multiple petitions. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/1/2022
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
WASB opposes this bill because of our support for local control and school board authority.
Assembly Bill 893
Assembly Bill 893
Relating to: grants to support the teaching of college courses in high schools. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/1/2022
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 899
Assembly Bill 899
Relating to: requiring one credit of personal financial literacy for high school graduation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/1/2022
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
We are concerned that the bill could impose an unfunded mandate on many school districts. It is unclear how school districts that are already facing teacher supply challenges would be able to find and afford teachers to meet this proposed mandate.
Assembly Bill 903
Assembly Bill 903
Relating to: programs for gifted and talented pupils. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/1/2022
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
While we support gifted and talented programs, this bill includes new unfunded mandates (e.g., additional reporting requirement and audits). Despite recent state budget increases for G&T, these programs are still critically underfunded in WI.
Assembly Bill 963
Assembly Bill 963
Relating to: rights reserved to a parent or guardian of a child.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/21/2022
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
20220221_2-17-22-Julka_Memo_Proposed_Parental_Bill_of_Rights (AB 963).PDF

https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.wasda.org/resource/resmgr/saa/2-17-22-MemoProposedParental.PDF
Assembly Bill 964
Assembly Bill 964
Relating to: increasing the school property tax credit due to virtual instruction during the 2021-22 school year. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/18/2022
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
This bill arbitrarily and retroactively rewards certain taxpayers and not others for circumstances over which those taxpayers had no control and violates principles of tax uniformity.
Assembly Bill 965
Assembly Bill 965
Relating to: the components, methods, and formulas the Department of Public Instruction uses to publish school and school district accountability reports and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/18/2022
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
The WASB supports statewide school assessment reports that are statistically valid for comparison through uniform measurement and student participation and free from political or bureaucratic manipulation.
Assembly Bill 966
Assembly Bill 966
Relating to: reorganizing the Milwaukee Public School System into four to eight school districts and creating a Milwaukee Public Schools Redistricting and Implementation Commission. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/18/2022
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
The WASB supports a process for the creation of school districts only if the action to create a new district is: (a) approved by the school board(s) in the affected school district(s), and (b) approved by a majority of voters in each district.
Assembly Bill 967
Assembly Bill 967
Relating to: high-performing charter schools authorized by school boards. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/16/2022
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 968
Assembly Bill 968
Relating to: creating a Charter School Authorizing Board and allowing the board to authorize independent charter schools. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/16/2022
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 969
Assembly Bill 969
Relating to: reporting to law enforcement certain crimes and other incidents that occur in or on public school buildings and grounds, requiring certain schools to employ armed school resource officers, and allocating federal American Rescue Plan Act of 202...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/16/2022
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 970
Assembly Bill 970
Relating to: eliminating income limits for parental choice programs; eliminating pupil participation limits for the statewide parental choice program; private school tuition charged to a pupil participating in a parental choice program; and creating an edu...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/18/2022
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
The WASB strongly opposes the use of state taxpayer dollars to subsidize nonpublic schools or nonpublic students/parents through a system of vouchers, scholarship tax credits, tuition tax credits or deduction plan or other similar arrangements.
Assembly Bill 971
Assembly Bill 971
Relating to: promotion of pupils from the third grade to the fourth grade based on passage of the standardized reading test; reading readiness assessments in public schools; grants to increase licensure of reading teachers; sunsetting the Achievement Gap R...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/16/2022
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 975
Assembly Bill 975
Relating to: substitute teacher permits issued by the Department of Public Instruction. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 236

For
Notification Date
2/16/2022
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
WASB supports and suggests lowering the age qualification in the bill from age 21 to age 20 to allow more students and opportunity to help more districts with their supply of substitutes and gain practical experience.
Assembly Bill 995
Assembly Bill 995
Relating to: a parental opt-out from face covering requirements in school buildings and on school grounds and requiring school boards to offer pupils a full-time, in-person option. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/18/2022
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 6
Senate Bill 6
Relating to: requirements for a school board to close a school building to in-person instruction for more than 14 consecutive days during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years and a school board requirement to offer a full-time, in-person option to all pupi...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/21/2021
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
20210121_Limits on Virtual Insruction - SB 6 - SENCOM.pdf

Senate Bill 39
Senate Bill 39
Relating to: participation in interscholastic athletics and extracurricular activities and school district membership in an interscholastic athletic association in the 2021-22 school year. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/5/2021
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 41
Senate Bill 41
Relating to: applications for the full-time open enrollment program in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years and the family income requirement for the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program in the 2021-22 school year. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/5/2021
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 55
Senate Bill 55
Relating to: publication of proceedings of meetings held by certain governmental bodies.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/4/2021
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
20210204_Publication of Proceedings - SB 55 - SENCOM.pdf
20210204_SB 55-WASB Legal Comment 2017-04.pdf

Senate Bill 114
Senate Bill 114
Relating to: waiving the Foundations of Reading test licensure requirement during a national health emergency declared in response to COVID-19.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/17/2021
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 175
Senate Bill 175
Relating to: harassment of a sports official and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/15/2021
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 177
Senate Bill 177
Relating to: the timing of equalization aid payments to school districts. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/21/2021
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 182
Senate Bill 182
Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/19/2021
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 235
Senate Bill 235
Relating to: measuring a school district's improvement for the school and school district accountability report. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 212

For
Notification Date
4/19/2021
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 245
Senate Bill 245
Relating to: prosecuting or adjudicating delinquent a person under the age of 18 for committing an act of prostitution.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/6/2022
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
The WASB supports passage of state legislation to protect youth who have been subject to child sex trafficking from criminal prosecution for prostitution.
Senate Bill 322
Senate Bill 322
Relating to: designating athletic sports and teams operated or sponsored by public schools or private schools participating in a parental choice program based on the sex of the participants.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/26/2021
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
The WASB is concerned about provisions in the bill that could encourage students and parents to sue their local school districts and could place districts in the position of having to choose between following a state law or a conflicting federal law.
Senate Bill 355
Senate Bill 355
Relating to: raising the legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of cigarettes and nicotine and tobacco products, providing a legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of vapor products, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/9/2021
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
The WASB supports SB 355. We also encourage lawmakers to consider broadening the definition of “vapor product” to include such things as non-nicotine vaping liquid sold separately from the devices, as well as parts, components, and accessories.
Senate Bill 373
Senate Bill 373
Relating to: making school district and school financial information available to the public. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 89

For
Notification Date
9/16/2021
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 384
Senate Bill 384
Relating to: school district membership in an interscholastic athletic association in the 2021-22 school year.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/15/2021
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
WASB opposes legislative attempts, such as this bill, to regulate private, non-profit organizations such as the WIAA by restricting school districts’ ability to participate in organizations and activities unless they follow legislative mandates.
Senate Bill 411
Senate Bill 411
Relating to: anti-racism and anti-sexism pupil instruction and anti-racism and anti-sexism training for employees of school districts and independent charter schools. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/10/2021
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 431
Senate Bill 431
Relating to: incorporating cursive writing into the state model English language arts standards and requiring cursive writing in elementary grades. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/16/2021
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 449
Senate Bill 449
Relating to: grants to schools to provide critical incident mapping data to law enforcement agencies. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 109

For
Notification Date
9/7/2021
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 454
Senate Bill 454
Relating to: reading readiness assessments and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/5/2021
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 463
Senate Bill 463
Relating to: requiring school boards to make information about learning materials and educational activities used for pupil instruction available to the public. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/10/2021
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 555
Senate Bill 555
Relating to: required subjects in a human growth and development instructional program.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 90

For
Notification Date
10/12/2021
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 585
Senate Bill 585
Relating to: reporting certain crimes and other incidents that occur on school property or school transportation and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/14/2021
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
WASB DOES NOT object to reporting information about dangerous or disruptive student behavior; we DO have concerns about schools being required to report incidents over which they may have little control, and may have little effect on student safety.
Senate Bill 587
Senate Bill 587
Relating to: state aid payments for pupils in grades kindergarten to 12 who transfer schools due to the existence or absence of mandates regarding pupil face coverings or COVID-19 vaccines; school district membership in an interscholastic athletic associat...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/13/2021
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 589
Senate Bill 589
Relating to: the Foundations of Reading test licensure requirement.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 214

For
Notification Date
10/12/2021
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 695
Senate Bill 695
Relating to: the number of independent charter schools authorized by the College of Menominee Nation or the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/17/2022
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
The WASB supports charter schools for experimental and innovative programs provided :the school board is the sole chartering agency. The WASB opposes allowing authorizing bodies to authorize additional independent charter schools throughout the state
Senate Bill 833
Senate Bill 833
Relating to: grants to support the teaching of college courses in high schools. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 217

For
Notification Date
1/17/2022
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 841
Senate Bill 841
Relating to: requiring one credit of personal financial literacy for high school graduation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/10/2022
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 860
Senate Bill 860
Relating to: programs for gifted and talented pupils. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/2/2022
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
While we support robust gifted and talented programs, this bill includes new unfunded mandates (e.g., additional reporting requirements and audits). Despite recent state budget increases for G&T, these programs are still critically underfunded in WI
Senate Bill 962
Senate Bill 962
Relating to: rights reserved to a parent or guardian of a child.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/25/2022
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
2022_20447-9098_2-17-22-Julka_Memo_Proposed_Parental_Bill_of_Rights (AB 963).PDF

https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.wasda.org/resource/resmgr/saa/2-17-22-MemoProposedParental.PDF
Senate Bill 963
Senate Bill 963
Relating to: reorganizing the Milwaukee Public School System into four to eight school districts and creating a Milwaukee Public Schools Redistricting and Implementation Commission. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/25/2022
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
The WASB supports a process for the creation of school districts only if the action to create a new district is: (a) approved by the school board(s) in the affected school district(s), and (b) approved by a majority of voters in each district.
Senate Bill 964
Senate Bill 964
Relating to: creating a Charter School Authorizing Board and allowing the board to authorize independent charter schools. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/25/2022
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 965
Senate Bill 965
Relating to: high-performing charter schools authorized by school boards. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/25/2022
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 966
Senate Bill 966
Relating to: the components, methods, and formulas the Department of Public Instruction uses to publish school and school district accountability reports and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/25/2022
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
The WASB supports statewide school assessment reports that are statistically valid for comparison through uniform measurement and student participation and free from political or bureaucratic manipulation.
Senate Bill 974
Senate Bill 974
Relating to: eliminating income limits for parental choice programs; eliminating pupil participation limits for the statewide parental choice program; private school tuition charged to a pupil participating in a parental choice program; and creating an edu...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/25/2022
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
The WASB strongly opposes the use of state taxpayer dollars to subsidize nonpublic schools or nonpublic students/parents through a system of vouchers, scholarship tax credits, tuition tax credits or deduction plan or other similar arrangements.
Senate Bill 1004
Senate Bill 1004
Relating to: substitute teacher permits issued by the Department of Public Instruction. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/2/2022
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
WASB supports the amendment lowering the minimum age for permit eligibility from 21 to 20.
Senate Bill 1011
Senate Bill 1011
Relating to: a parental opt-out from face covering requirements in school buildings and on school grounds and requiring school boards to offer pupils a full-time, in-person option. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/2/2022
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

Public Instruction: Aids to Libraries, Individuals and Organizations
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Aids to Libraries, Individuals and Organizations

Notification Date
2/25/2021
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: Educational Leadership
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Educational Leadership

Notification Date
2/25/2021
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Changes to criteria relating to specific learning disabilities
Agency Name
Department of Public Instruction (PI)

Subject
Changes to criteria relating to specific learning disabilities

SS 133_20
For
Notification Date
7/5/2021
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.

Expanding virtual summer and interim session courses
Agency Name
Department of Public Instruction (PI)

Subject
Expanding virtual summer and interim session courses

SS 151_20
For
Notification Date
2/25/2021
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.

Licensing flexibilities during a pandemic declaration
Agency Name
Department of Public Instruction (PI)

Subject
Licensing flexibilities during a pandemic declaration

SS 127_20
For
Notification Date
4/29/2021
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
The WASB supports the emergency rule (EmR 2043) and an extension of the emergency rule (EmR 2043) to cover the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.
Revisions to pupil nondiscrimination procedures
Agency Name
Department of Public Instruction (PI)

Subject
Revisions to pupil nondiscrimination procedures

SS 132_20
Other
Notification Date
2/25/2021
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

Development of the 2023-25 State Budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development of the 2023-25 State Budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/1/2022
First Communication Date
8/17/2022
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Work of the Legislative Council Special Study Committee on Shared School Services
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Work of the Legislative Council Special Study Committee on Shared School Services

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/1/2022
First Communication Date
8/17/2022
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Adjustments to Revenue Limits for Districts with Declining Enrollment
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Adjustments to Revenue Limits for Districts with Declining Enrollment

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/10/2022
First Communication Date
5/26/2022
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Rehiring of retired WRS annuitants as substitute teachers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Rehiring of retired WRS annuitants as substitute teachers

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/6/2021
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.

Special observance days in schools.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Special observance days in schools.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/7/2021
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 Aid
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
School Aid

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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 Start Date
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
School Start Date

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Revenue Limit Exemptions for School Districts
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Revenue Limit Exemptions for School Districts

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

changes to laws requiring the publication of school board minutes/proceedings in newspapers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
changes to laws requiring the publication of school board minutes/proceedings in newspapers

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

changes to laws related to the use of seclusion and physical restraint in schools
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
changes to laws related to the use of seclusion and physical restraint in schools

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

changes to statutes relating to screening school district employees for tuberculosis
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
changes to statutes relating to screening school district employees for tuberculosis

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Work product of the Legislative Council Study Committee on School Data.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Work product of the Legislative Council Study Committee on School Data.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Authorizing the appointment of a deputy school board clerk.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Authorizing the appointment of a deputy school board clerk.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Work product of the Legislative Council Study Committee on Government Documents and Legal Notices
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Work product of the Legislative Council Study Committee on Government Documents and Legal Notices

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Various changes to law affecting school board elections and nomination procedures for school board candidates
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Various changes to law affecting school board elections and nomination procedures for school board candidates

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Electronic Notification to Parents of Child's Truancy
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Electronic Notification to Parents of Child's Truancy

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Teen Dating Violence Instruction
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Teen Dating Violence Instruction

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Rights and Protections for Teachers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Rights and Protections for Teachers

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Early College Credit Program & Dual Enrollment Classes Offered by School Districts
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Early College Credit Program & Dual Enrollment Classes Offered by School Districts

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Tuberculosis screening for substitute teachers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Tuberculosis screening for substitute teachers

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

matters related to school safety and security
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
matters related to school safety and security

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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 school-related proposals for 2019-21 state budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development of school-related proposals for 2019-21 state budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Funding for Public Education
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding for Public Education

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Legislative Council Study Committee on the Identification and Management of Dyslexia
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislative Council Study Committee on the Identification and Management of Dyslexia

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Notification of school officials regarding students who have been taken into custody by law enforcement agencies
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Notification of school officials regarding students who have been taken into custody by law enforcement agencies

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Notifying school officials when a student has been taken into custody
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Notifying school officials when a student has been taken into custody

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Legislative Council Study Committee on Property Tax Assessment Practices
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislative Council Study Committee on Property Tax Assessment Practices

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Notification of special meetings of a school board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Notification of special meetings of a school board

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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 Referenda
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
School Referenda

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Student Mental Health
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Student Mental Health

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Grants for 1:1 personal computing devices
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Grants for 1:1 personal computing devices

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Drug Testing in Schools
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Drug Testing in Schools

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Gun Free School Zone Law - add federal exemption to state law
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Gun Free School Zone Law - add federal exemption to state law

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Enable expanded summer learning opportunities
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Enable expanded summer learning opportunities

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Referral of pupils with an extended absence from school for an evaluation to determine whether the child is a child with a disability
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Referral of pupils with an extended absence from school for an evaluation to determine whether the child is a child with a disability

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Student Financial Literacy Curriculum
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Student Financial Literacy Curriculum

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Competitive Bidding on "Public Works" Projects
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Competitive Bidding on "Public Works" Projects

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Restrictions on School District Referendums
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Restrictions on School District Referendums

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Nutrition Standards and Health Instruction
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Nutrition Standards and Health Instruction

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention (Erin's Law)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention (Erin's Law)

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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 the 2019-21 State Budget Bill as it relates to K-12 Education
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development of the 2019-21 State Budget Bill as it relates to K-12 Education

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Credentialing of High School Teachers to Teach Dual Enrollment Courses
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Credentialing of High School Teachers to Teach Dual Enrollment Courses

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Changing the Date by Which School Districts Must Certify Their Tax Levy
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Changing the Date by Which School Districts Must Certify Their Tax Levy

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Conforming state and federal pupil records law provisions related to defining "directory data"
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Conforming state and federal pupil records law provisions related to defining "directory data"

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Rehiring of WRS annuitants by school districts
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Rehiring of WRS annuitants by school districts

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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 responses/plans for responding to "medical emergencies"
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
School responses/plans for responding to "medical emergencies"

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Retirement Age for WRS Participants
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Retirement Age for WRS Participants

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Matters Relating to Recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Matters Relating to Recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Changes in Tax Increment District Joint Review Board voting requirements
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Changes in Tax Increment District Joint Review Board voting requirements

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Meetings of school boards during a state of emergency
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Meetings of school boards during a state of emergency

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Restricting layoffs during periods of school closures
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Restricting layoffs during periods of school closures

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Granting waivers on state assessments for the 2019-20 school year
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Granting waivers on state assessments for the 2019-20 school year

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Barring the issuance of state school and school district report cards for the 2020-21 school year.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Barring the issuance of state school and school district report cards for the 2020-21 school year.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Allowing the rehiring of retired school administrators, teachers and staff who are WRS annuitants without pension penalties during a period of school closures due to a public health emergency.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Allowing the rehiring of retired school administrators, teachers and staff who are WRS annuitants without pension penalties during a period of school closures due to a public health emergency.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Requiring school districts to make payments to vendors during the public health emergency
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Requiring school districts to make payments to vendors during the public health emergency

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Liability for COVID-19 on premises
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Liability for COVID-19 on premises

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Statutory flexibilities for school districts
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Statutory flexibilities for school districts

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Matters relating to the development of the 2021-23 state budget, including school funding.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Matters relating to the development of the 2021-23 state budget, including school funding.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Matters relating to the work of the Governor's Task Force on Broadband Access
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Matters relating to the work of the Governor's Task Force on Broadband Access

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Matters relating to providing flexibility to school districts to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Matters relating to providing flexibility to school districts to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$99,429.12
2021
July - December
$61,947.42
2022
January - June
$26,019.90
Total $187,396.44
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
148.25
2021
July - December
67.00
2022
January - June
64.25
Total 279.50
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
926.00
2021
July - December
530.75
2022
January - June
284.50
Total 1741.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

No legislative bills/resolutions found.

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
50 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 27 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

No topics found.

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
40 %
2021
July - December
70 %
2022
January - June
70 %
2022
July - December
Total 54 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
30 %
2022
January - June
30 %
2022
July - December
Total 19 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures