WiRSA

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Educational Policy

Lobbying Interests:
Educational Policy

Title:
Executive Director

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

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Jeffrey Scott Eide Exclusive Duties No Authorized On N/A Withdrawn On N/A
Kimbert J Kaukl Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/2/2020 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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
3/1/2021
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
2/21/2021
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.
Comments
We have concerns with this bill and how it impacts enforcement and accountability of School and WIAA eligibility requirements for participation in WIAA sports and other school activities. We fell AB 62 may cause divisiveness and be unmanageable.
Assembly Bill 188
Assembly Bill 188
Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools.

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.
Comments
WiRSA supports this bill, as it returns local control to school boards.
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
5/24/2021
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
WiRSA opposes AB196, because we believe in inclusivity for all students and it is the right thing to do. The WIAA has successful guidelines in place to protect both transgender and non-binary students to participate and ensure a level field for all.
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
9/15/2021
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
We are supportive of this bill , but would like to see a school business official added to the advisory board.
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.
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.
Supporting Documentation
20210810_SB 411 AB 411 (1).pdf

Assembly Bill 413
Assembly Bill 413
Relating to: anti-racism and anti-sexism student instruction and anti-racism and anti-sexism training for employees at the University of Wisconsin System and the Technical College System. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/6/2021
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.
Supporting Documentation
20211006_AB 413 - Anti racism anti sexism at Universities.pdf

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
9/15/2021
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
This bill is not needed, because what is being requested is already in the new DPI's updated standards.
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
This bill needs more work to be effective. The bill is perscriptive in requiring testing, but lacks any support or funding for teacher PD and student remediation. Educational support after testing is key to reading improvement.
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.
Comments
We are concerned about the shortage of staff in rural districts to do this and the cost. We see this as an unfunded mandate.
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
1/5/2022
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 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
11/1/2021
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 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
10/16/2021
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 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 805
Assembly Bill 805
Relating to: providing state aid to reimburse public and private schools that provide free meals to all pupils for the costs of those meals and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/21/2022
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.
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
We see this as an unfunded maindate.
Assembly Bill 843
Assembly Bill 843
Relating to: comprehensive firearm education for high school pupils. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/12/2022
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 oppose this as an unfunded mandate. We aslo believe that this a curriculum is already in place through the Hunter Saftey programs alredy provided in our communities.
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
1/31/2022
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 in opposition to this bill, because of loopholes and ambiguities we see in the language. This poor language can have long range negative impact on districts. This bill also further muddles an already muddled open enrollment program.
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
1/31/2022
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
1/31/2022
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
WiRSA is in support of financial literacy and supports what is already in the state standards. We oppose this bill because the credit requirement can put an undue burden on our rural schools in regards to staffing, programing and potential costs.
Assembly Bill 903
Assembly Bill 903
Relating to: programs for gifted and talented pupils. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/31/2022
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 support gifted and talented programs, but the added reporting will put a strain on already understaffed rural districts.
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
2/11/2022
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
This bill appears to be rushed and with very little forethought of the unintended consequences that some of the language may cause.
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
2/11/2022
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.
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
2/11/2022
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.
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
2/11/2022
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
This bill appears to be rushed and needs to be thought through better to provide opportunities instead of demands. Doing this may help more schools.
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
2/16/2022
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 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
Request to amend age from 21 to 20 to better reflect the age for aerly in Junior year/
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
2/17/2022
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 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.
Comments
WiRSA opposes SB6, because these decisions should be left to local control. Schools have navigated this pandemic well for the last year, using local control and what is best for each district. A one size fits all approach like SB6 isn't helpful.
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
2/21/2021
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.
Comments
We have concerns with this bill and how it impacts enforcement and accountability of School and WIAA eligibility requirements for participation in WIAA sports and other school activities. We fell SB 39 may cause divisiveness and be unmanageable.
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
5/3/2021
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 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
3/16/2021
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
WiRSA supports this bill. The bill will allow give district's some needed flexibility in filling needed position. We have had concerns with the FORT in the past, because there is no proof that passing the FORT shows that you are good or poor teacher.
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
5/3/2021
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
4/21/2021
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.
Comments
WiRSA supports this bill, because it returns local control back to individual school boards.
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
5/3/2021
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 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
5/24/2021
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
WiRSA opposes SB 322, because we believe in inclusivity for all students and it is the right thing to do. The WIAA has successful guidelines in place to protect both transgender and non-binary students to participate and ensure a level field for all
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
9/15/2021
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 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.
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.
Supporting Documentation
20210810_SB 411 AB 411 (1).pdf

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
9/15/2021
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
This bill is not needed, because what is being requested is already in the new DPI's updated standards.
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.
Supporting Documentation
20211005_SB 454 (Reading) Testimony.pdf

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.
Comments
We are concerned about the shortage of staff in rural districts to do this and the cost. We see this as an unfunded mandate.
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
10/16/2021
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 589
Senate Bill 589
Relating to: the Foundations of Reading test licensure requirement.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 214

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.
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.
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 962
Senate Bill 962
Relating to: rights reserved to a parent or guardian of a child.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/23/2022
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 appears is being rushed and with very little forethought of the unintended consequences that some of the language may cause.
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
2/23/2022
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
2/23/2022
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
2/23/2022
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 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
2/23/2022
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 Joint Resolution 3
Senate Joint Resolution 3
Relating to: terminating the COVID-19 public health emergency, including all emergency orders and actions taken pursuant to declaration of the public health emergency.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/28/2021
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
This bill has the potential to deter the present efforts by schools that provide in person classes using CDC guidelines. Overturning the mask mandate puts mask/no mask back in play, after districts and communities have gotten past this in the fall.

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Departmentwide

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.

Comments
Submitted written testimony to the JFC in Rhinelander

Supporting Documentation
20210421_2021 JFC Testimony.docx

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
5/25/2021
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.

Comments
Submitted a letter to JFC supporting our request and sharing our organizations concerns

Supporting Documentation
20210525_2021 JFC follow up letter(1).docx

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

School Bus driver shortage USDOE state waiver for under the hood part of the test.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
School Bus driver shortage USDOE state waiver for under the hood part of the test.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/5/2022
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
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More flexibility to rehire WRS Annuitants
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
More flexibility to rehire WRS Annuitants

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/11/2021
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$1,242.00
2021
July - December
$1,127.00
Total $2,369.00
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
11.50
2021
July - December
12.00
Total 23.50
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
2.00
2021
July - December
0.25
Total 2.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
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.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: school district membership in an interscholastic athletic association in the 2021-22 school year.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
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)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
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)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: waiving the Foundations of Reading test licensure requirement during a national health emergency declared in response to COVID-19.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: the timing of equalization aid payments to school districts. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: measuring a school district's improvement for the school and school district accountability report. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
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.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: school district membership in an interscholastic athletic association in the 2021-22 school year.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
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 pupils. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: terminating the COVID-19 public health emergency, including all emergency orders and actions taken pursuant to declaration of the public health emergency.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: requiring school boards to report information regarding credit recovery courses. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
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 association in the 2021-22 school year; and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the Foundations of Reading test licensure requirement.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
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 association in the 2021-22 school year; and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the Foundations of Reading test licensure requirement.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: making school district and school financial information available to the public. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: anti-racism and anti-sexism student instruction and anti-racism and anti-sexism training for employees at the University of Wisconsin System and the Technical College System. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: incorporating cursive writing into the state model English language arts standards and requiring cursive writing in elementary grades. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: requiring school boards to make information about learning materials and educational activities used for pupil instruction available to the public. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: required subjects in a human growth and development instructional program.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: making school district and school financial information available to the public. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: incorporating cursive writing into the state model English language arts standards and requiring cursive writing in elementary grades. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: requiring school boards to make information about learning materials and educational activities used for pupil instruction available to the public. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: reading readiness assessments and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
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)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 8 %
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)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: reading readiness assessments and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 8 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures