Southeastern Wisconsin Schools Alliance

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Alliance of school districts in Southeastern Wisconsin

Lobbying Interests:
All matters affecting the operation of public school districts in Wisconsin and all school finance issues.

CEO Name:
Terri Phillips
Executive Director

Contact
TP
Terri Phillips
106 E Doty St Suite 210
Madison, WI 53703
(262) 442-0047
swsaexecdirector@gmail.com
http://www.schoolsalliance.com/

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Katie White Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/30/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Ramie Zelenkova Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/30/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Terri A Phillips Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/30/2020 Withdrawn On 6/28/2022
Daniel Romportl Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 1/16/2021 Withdrawn On N/A

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

None
Notification Date
1/8/2021
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
2/17/2021
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.
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
4/26/2021
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.
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
1/10/2022
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.
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 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
8/11/2021
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.
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.
Comments
Curriculum standards have been updated and changed so there is no need for this legislation.
Assembly Bill 446
Assembly Bill 446
Relating to: reading readiness assessments and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/16/2021
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 should always be looking at ways to advance our earliest learners, however, this bill is overly prescriptive and lacks funding. We need a conversation about professional development opportunities, instructional coaches, and other proven strategies
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
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.
Comments
School Districts support transparency with their communities on referendum issues. Compliance would be impossible for this bill as the referendum question is determined many months before locking in a final interest rate.
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
8/11/2021
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.
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
1/10/2022
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.
Assembly Bill 562
Assembly Bill 562
Relating to: gender identity and sexual orientation programs in public schools.

Bill Text and History

None
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
The bill was circulated and introduced very quickly we have not had an opportunity to review in detail.
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
10/18/2021
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
12/20/2021
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 SWSA agrees with the technical fixes for this bill, however we believe there is a larger conversation about how this test impacts educator pipeline as well as literacy in Wisconsin.
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
1/24/2022
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.
Comments
This is yet another unfunded mandate during a time where no inflationary increase has been provided. Districts are facing a fiscal cliff. We would prefer to be having discussions such as how to deal with staffing shortages during the pandemic
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
2/5/2022
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 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
2/5/2022
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
SWSA supports financial literacy which is already included in state curriculum standards. It unclear how school districts that are already facing teacher supply challenges would be able 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
2/5/2022
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
Our members support Gifted & Talented Programs. The programs are woefully underfunded in this state. This bill includes new unfunded reporting requirement and audits.
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
2/20/2022
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 SWSA supports parental rights and encourages parents to be involved in their child's education. The bill as drafted is problematic and will create unintended consequences.
Supporting Documentation
2022_20419-9094_SWSA Letter to Assembly Education Committee FINAL.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
2/20/2022
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_20420-9094_SWSA Letter to Assembly Education Committee FINAL.pdf

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
2/20/2022
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_20421-9094_SWSA Letter to Assembly Education Committee FINAL.pdf

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
2/17/2022
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.
Supporting Documentation
2022_20422-9094_SWSA Letter to Assembly Education Committee FINAL.pdf

Assembly Bill 967
Assembly Bill 967
Relating to: high-performing charter schools authorized by school boards. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/17/2022
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.
Supporting Documentation
2022_20423-9094_SWSA Letter to Assembly Education Committee FINAL.pdf

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
2/17/2022
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.
Supporting Documentation
2022_20424-9094_SWSA Letter to Assembly Education Committee FINAL.pdf

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
2/20/2022
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_20425-9094_SWSA Letter to Assembly Education Committee FINAL.pdf

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
2/17/2022
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.
Supporting Documentation
2022_20426-9094_SWSA Letter to Assembly Education Committee FINAL.pdf

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
2/17/2022
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.
Supporting Documentation
2022_20427-9094_SWSA Letter to Assembly Education Committee FINAL.pdf

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
2/17/2022
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.
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.
Supporting Documentation
2022_20493-9094_SWSA Letter to Assembly Education Committee FINAL.pdf

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.
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
2/17/2021
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 109
Senate Bill 109
Relating to: full-time open enrollment to attend a fully virtual program offered by a nonresident school district during the 2021-22 school year. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 18

For
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.
Senate Bill 182
Senate Bill 182
Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/11/2021
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.
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
4/21/2021
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 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
1/10/2022
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 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 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
8/11/2021
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.
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.
Comments
Curriculum standards have been updated and changed so there is no need for this legislation.
Senate Bill 448
Senate Bill 448
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
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
School Districts support transparency with their communities on referendum issues. Compliance would be impossible for this bill as the referendum question is determined many months before locking in a final interest rate.
Senate Bill 454
Senate Bill 454
Relating to: reading readiness assessments and granting rule-making authority. (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.
Comments
We should always be looking for ways to advance our earliest learners. This bill is overly prescriptive and lacks funding. We need a focus on proven strategies for kids, professional development opportunities and funding for instructional coaches.
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
8/11/2021
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.
Senate Bill 567
Senate Bill 567
Relating to: requiring school boards to report information regarding credit recovery courses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/26/2021
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.
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
10/18/2021
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 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
10/18/2021
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
12/20/2021
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 SWSA agrees with the technical fixes for this bill, however we believe there is a larger conversation about how this test impacts educator pipeline as well as literacy in Wisconsin.
Senate Bill 808
Senate Bill 808
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
2/5/2022
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.
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
1/24/2022
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.
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
2/5/2022
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
SWSA supports financial literacy which is already included in state curriculum standards. It unclear how school districts that are already facing teacher supply challenges would be able to meet this proposed mandate.
Senate Bill 854
Senate Bill 854
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
1/24/2022
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.
Comments
This is yet another unfunded mandate during a time where no inflationary increase has been provided. Districts are facing a fiscal cliff. We would prefer to be having discussions such as how to deal with staffing shortages during the pandemic.
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
3/7/2022
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 SWSA supports parental rights and wants parents to be involved in their child's education. The bill as drafted is problematic and will create unintended consequences.
Supporting Documentation
2022_20447-9094_Letter to Senate Education Committee FINAL .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
3/7/2022
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_20448-9094_Letter to Senate Education Committee FINAL .pdf

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
3/7/2022
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_20449-9094_Letter to Senate Education Committee FINAL .pdf

Senate Bill 965
Senate Bill 965
Relating to: high-performing charter schools authorized by school boards. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/7/2022
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_20450-9094_Letter to Senate Education Committee FINAL .pdf

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
3/7/2022
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_20451-9094_Letter to Senate Education Committee FINAL .pdf

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
3/7/2022
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_20459-9094_Letter to Senate Education Committee FINAL .pdf

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
3/7/2022
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 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
3/7/2022
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_20603-9094_Letter to Senate Education Committee FINAL .pdf

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.

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
2/17/2021
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.

Public Instruction: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Departmentwide

Notification Date
2/17/2021
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.

Public Instruction: Educational Leadership
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Educational Leadership

Notification Date
2/17/2021
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

"Empowering Parents" Education Package: LRB 4713; LRB 5987; LRB 5944; LRB 5468; LRB 5662; LRB 5984; LRB 5665; LRB 5985; LRB 5632; LRB 5983; LRB 5941.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
"Empowering Parents" Education Package: LRB 4713; LRB 5987; LRB 5944; LRB 5468; LRB 5662; LRB 5984; LRB 5665; LRB 5985; LRB 5632; LRB 5983; LRB 5941.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/5/2022
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.

Proposals relating to school safety.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals relating to school safety.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
8/11/2021
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.

Re-Hiring of Annuitants in the Wisconsin Retirement System and Raising the Retirement Age
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Re-Hiring of Annuitants in the Wisconsin Retirement System and Raising the Retirement Age

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/16/2021
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.

Special Education funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Special Education funding

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/16/2021
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.

COVID-19 related issues.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
COVID-19 related issues.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/16/2021
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$41,076.00
2021
July - December
$24,900.00
2022
January - June
$19,208.00
Total $85,184.00
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
35.60
2021
July - December
7.50
2022
January - June
18.00
Total 61.10
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
235.16
2021
July - December
140.75
2022
January - June
86.33
Total 462.24

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
2 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
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
2 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
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
2 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
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
2 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: full-time open enrollment to attend a fully virtual program offered by a nonresident school district during the 2021-22 school year. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
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
2 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
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
2 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 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)
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 3 %
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 3 %
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
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
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
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: including with a referendum question for issuing bonds a statement of the estimated interest accruing on the amount of the bonds.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
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
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: possession of a firearm in a vehicle on school grounds by a person with a license to carry a concealed weapon.
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 1 %
Relating to: gender identity and sexual orientation programs in public schools.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
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
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
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
5 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: including with a referendum question for issuing bonds a statement of the estimated interest accruing on the amount of the bonds.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
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
5 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
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
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
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
5 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: grants to support the teaching of college courses in high schools. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
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
2022
January - June
2 %
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
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: model curriculum for pupils in grades 5 to 12 on interacting with law enforcement 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
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: requiring one credit of personal financial literacy for high school graduation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: programs for gifted and talented pupils. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: increasing the school property tax credit due to virtual instruction during the 2021-22 school year. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
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)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
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)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: high-performing charter schools authorized by school boards. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: creating a Charter School Authorizing Board and allowing the board to authorize independent charter schools. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
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 2021 funding to reimburse schools for costs of employing armed school resource officers. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
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 Reduction program; programs to identify and address pupils with dyslexia; parental opt-out of pupils in grades kindergarten to three from statewide examinations; and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: substitute teacher permits issued by the Department of Public Instruction. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
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)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: reporting certain crimes and other incidents that occur on school property or school transportation 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
2022
January - June
2 %
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
2022
January - June
2 %
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
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: requiring one credit of personal financial literacy for high school graduation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: model curriculum for pupils in grades 5 to 12 on interacting with law enforcement 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
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: rights reserved to a parent or guardian of a child.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
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)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: creating a Charter School Authorizing Board and allowing the board to authorize independent charter schools. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: high-performing charter schools authorized by school boards. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
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)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
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 education expense reimbursement program for the 2022-23 school year and the summer of 2023. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: substitute teacher permits issued by the Department of Public Instruction. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
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)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: rights reserved to a parent or guardian of a child.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
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 education expense reimbursement program for the 2022-23 school year and the summer of 2023. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
30 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 15 %

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
5 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7 %

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
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
6 %
2022
July - December
Total 6 %

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
11 %
2021
July - December
20 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 13 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures