Assembly education committee to hold public hearing on Thursday (4/22)

The state Assembly Committee on Education, chaired by Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 22 at 10:00 am in Room 412 East of the State Capitol. The committee will receive public testimony on the following bills:

Assembly Bill 160 (Rep. Rodriguez) Relating to: payments to parents for transportation to a private school during the 2020-21 school year for pupils who reside in a first class city school district (MPS).

WASB Position: Monitoring.

Assembly Bill 261 (Rep. Wittke) Relating to: the department of public instruction’s waiver authority related to parental choice programs, the Special Needs Scholarship Program, and independent charter schools.

WASB Position: Neutral. This is a technical bill supported by the DPI.

The committee will also hear from the Department of Public Instruction and the public on the following proposed rule:

The committee will also vote in an executive session on whether to recommend the following proposal to the full Assembly:

Assembly Bill 122 (Rep. Sortwell) Relating to: This bill creates another educational option, micro education pods, that may be used to satisfy the compulsory school attendance requirement.

Due to compliance with social distancing guidelines, seating in Room 412 East may be limited. Additional public access will be provided in the State Capitol Rotunda. At the discretion of WisconsinEye, the meeting may also be streamed by WisconsinEye at