The hearing is on the School Finance Network plan, but it is more generally an important opportunity to show support for comprehensive school finance reform. The lawmakers need to know we care. Be there if you can!
Details here and below. The Basics: Tuesday April 21 at 1:00 PM at the Wisconsin State Capitol in room 413 north.
School Finance Network Reform Plan Subject of April 21st Hearing at the Capitol
Statewide coalition of more than 100,000 members announces support for changes to public school funding
Members of the Assembly Education Committee have scheduled a hearing for April 21st at 1 p.m., to consider the School Finance Network’s funding reform plan.
The meeting will be held at the Wisconsin State Capitol in room 413 north, and is open to the public. In addition to members of the SFN coalition, parents, students, educators, and taxpayers from around the state will speak.
The School Finance Network is a statewide coalition of educational, religious, and community-oriented organizations, committed to strengthening the funding system for our public schools.
The School Finance Network plan details how public school districts statewide would benefit through changes that help children with special needs, disabilities and from low income families. It also includes updates to the funding formula for rural districts and those with declining enrollment. The plan also helps maintain classes that help young people to learn skills that can benefit their communities.
The School Finance Network is made up of the following groups: AFT–Wisconsin, the Fair Aid Coalition, the School Administrators Alliance, the South-eastern Wisconsin Schools Alliance, the Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools, the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators, the Wisconsin Education Association Council, and the Wisconsin PTA
What: Assembly Education Committee hearing on the School Finance Network plan.
When: April 21st at 1 p.m.
Where: Wisconsin State Capitol, Room 413 North.
Thomas J. Mertz