Sunday, April 2, 2017

Public Hearings on the State Budget Start Tomorrow!

The Joint Finance Committee public hearings on the state budget start tomorrow! This is your chance to speak about issues important to you and your school. Items included in the proposed budget include:

  • $649 million increase to K-12 education funding! 
  • An additional $7.5 million in funding for the TEACH Telecommunications Access for Educational Agencies, Infrastructure Grants, and Teacher Training Grants. TEACH grants provide IT infrastructure grants to rural school districts, which schools can use to pay for things like “hotspots”, routers, cabling and installation and activation costs. 
  • A provision that would create lifetime teacher's licenses, which would never need to be renewed
  • An additional $10,300 to fully fund Library Service Contracts for the Milwaukee Public Library, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Cooperative Children's Book Center and the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library. 

Monday, April 3 (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Ullsvick Hall
30 South Hickory Street
Platteville, WI 53818

Wednesday, April 5 (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
State Fair Park - Exposition Center
8200 West Greenfield Avenue West Allis, WI 53214

Friday, April 7 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Berlin High School (Auditorium) 222 Memorial Drive Berlin, WI 54923

Tuesday, April 18 (10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Spooner High School (Auditorium)
801 County Highway A
Spooner, WI 54801

Wednesday, April 19 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Ellsworth High School (Gymnasium)
323 West Hillcrest Street
Ellsworth, WI 54011

Friday, April 21 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Marinette High School (Auditorium)
2135 Pierce Avenue

Marinette, WI 54143

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