SAA Legislative Initiatives

April 18, 2013

The SAA released a media kit developed to provide background information on private school voucher expansion.

February 15, 2011

The SAA delivered to Joint Finance Committee members a statement opposing Special Session Senate Bill 11.

February 14, 2011

SAA Director of Government Relations John Forester released a video statement regarding Governor Walker's Budget Repair Bill. Additional information regarding the bill may also be found in the Legislative Bureau's summary of the Budget Repair Bill.  A lot of questions remain about the provisions of the bill and the SAA continues to seek clarification, and will provide additional information to members as it becomes available.

February 2, 2011

The School Administrators Alliance has released its 2011-12 Legislative Agenda.  This agenda focuses on:

  • A More Sustainable School Finance System
  • Equalization Aid
  • Health Care Benefits
  • Low Revenue Relief
  • Children With Extraordinary Needs
  • Achievement Gap/Early Learning Opportunities
  • Categorical Aid
  • Special Education Categorical Appropriations
  • High Cost Special Education
  • Transportation Aid
  • Small Rural Districts
  • English Language Learners
  • State Assessment

Additional information regarding the SAA's 2011-12 Legislative Agenda will posted as it becomes available. The SAA continues to collaborate and develop coalitions with many school organizations and governmental units in preparing for the 2011-13 budget cycle.

January 2011

The School Administrators Alliance has released its Labor Relations Reform Package. The SAA urges state lawmakers to enact this package of changes to the state's laws on labor/management relations. 

Additional SAA Activities

Recently, the School Administrators Alliance has been influential in dealing with environmental legislation, including indoor environmental quality and green cleaning supplies and equipment. The WASBO Facilities Committee has taken a leadership role in helping SAA address environmental legislation on these fronts. Because of the Facilities Committee’s work, a number of WASBO members have been appointed to the task force required by Act 96 (Indoor Environmental Quality Task Force).  The Facilities Committee has also worked with the SAA on the Green Cleaning Bill. The SAA has also had a hand in developing the Rural Schools Caucus to help small districts and rural districts have a voice in legislation.