Governor Scott Walker introduced his 2013-15 state budget on February 20 as 2013 Assembly Bill 40. It was signed into law on June 30 as 2013 Wisconsin Act 20 and generally takes effect on July 2, 2013.
- View the WASB’s Budget Chart (comparative analysis of the budget provisions affecting K-12 education in chart form)
View in-depth analysis by the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau:
View Official State Budget Documents prepared by the state Department of Administration:
View the Department of Public Instruction’s 2013-15 Budget Request. and Final Budget Act Summary
View WASB New Laws Write-up, Executive Budget Act (2013-15)
The WASB’s statewide priority issues regarding the proposed budget are:
- INCREASE Revenue Limits (SUPPORT the Ellis-Olsen proposal) to provide a per pupil revenue limit increase of at least $150 in each year of the budget;
- REMOVE FROM THE BUDGET voucher expansion and vouchers for special needs students; and
- REMOVE FROM THE BUDGET the creation of an independent charter school board, as well as other provisions on charter schools, that will usurp local control from locally elected school board members.