Wis. Senate passes scaled back School Accountability Bill

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The state Senate passed a bill on Tuesday moving up the date when all schools receiving public funds must use the same accountability system to report test scores and other information.

Sen. Luther Olsen, who sponsored the bill, said that while the legislation initially had an “ambitious agenda” that included consequences for schools not meeting the grade, he doesn't think there's enough support to pass a broader piece of legislation.

“It’s not the monumental thing we wanted to move forward,” said Olsen. “This is a big step forward — holding all schools who have children that are paid by public dollars into a report card so that we can look and see what they are doing.”

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