March 2017 legislative and progress and activities

March 2017 legislative and progress and activities

There is strong potential for adding dollars to the pre-elementary grant amounts to cover bringing in the current Moore pre-K sites. This has a real possibility of getting introduced and passed (in the House). Also, we are working with Barbara Adams and Jerry Covey on a model to better understand teacher workforce concerns, reduce employee turnover, and increase employee satisfaction and performance.

Coalition for Education Equity 2/03/17 Update

Coalition for Education Equity 2/03/17 Update

We are seeking to maintain the $2 million for pre-K that Governor Walker put in his budget and increase that amount to $3.2 million in order to continue funding for Moore pre-K sites. We’ve also asked that our Senators support incentivizing district collaboration around administrative and education services, rather than dictating consolidation – there seems to be some openness to this idea.

Member Update

Last night, the conference committee on the operating budget cut the $50 BSA increase for FY17 ($12.9 million). This cut has come as a surprise to most, as both the House and Senate had included the amount in their respective operating budgets.