Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 8/31/2023 - 5:30 PM
Category: Reports and Communications from the Board Clerk/Chief Officer, Office of Board Governance
Type: Info
Subject: 2. Monthly Report, with Possible Action, on Legislative Activities Affecting MPS
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Goal 2
Student, Family and Community Engagement
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: 1.02 - Goals
Attachments Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau fund statement.
Wisconsin Policy Forum report on Teacher Turnover.
Petition for Original Action for lawsuit concerning WI district maps.
File Attachment:
2023-25 and 2025-27 General Fund Budget -- 2023 Wisconsin Act 19 (7_12_23).pdf
WPF TeacherTurnover 8-15-2023.pdf
Petition for Original Action as to whether WI legislative maps violate the state constitution.pdf
Background: According to calculations from the WI Legislative Fiscal Bureau, in 2023-24 the State has a positive budget balance of $4.2 billion, with an additional $1.8 billion in the budget-stabilization, or "rainy day," fund. Year-end fiscal updates, which will be completed in the upcoming weeks, will continue to confirm that the State is holding a significant amount of revenue, as per-pupil funding lags behind inflation and necessary support levels.

An August 15, 2023, report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum highlights the high level of teacher turnover in the state. Policy solutions such as those being implemented in Michigan will be discussed. Updates on other policy will be provided as needed.

At the beginning of August, a lawsuit was filed asserting that Wisconsin's legislative maps violate the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin, and a request was made to have the case heard by the State Supreme Court.
Fiscal Impact Statement: This item does not authorize expenditures.
Implementation and Assessment Plan The District will continue to pursue appropriate support for students as part of the MPS Legislative Agenda.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Chris Thiel - Legislative Policy Specialist
Signed By:
Jacqueline M. Mann, Ph.D. - Board Clerk/Chief Officer