Rep. Hebl: Bill to Expand Summer School Opportunities Signed Into Law

Rep. Gary Hebl, (608) 266-7678

(MADISON) – Today Governor Walker signed Senate Bill 301 into law, a bill authored by Rep. Gary Hebl (D-Sun Prairie) and Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon). The law expands the types of Summer School classes that are eligible for reimbursement from the state. It passed both the Senate and Assembly Education Committees unanimously before passing on voice votes in both chambers and being sent to the Governor’s desk for a signature.

“I am happy that Senate Bill 301 is now law,” Hebl said. “The bill was a bipartisan effort to expand summer educational opportunities. Despite all the partisanship we often see these days, I am heartened that we can still work across the aisle to come up with sensible solutions that will benefit school children.”

The bill expands what summer school classes qualify for state aid to include health education, vocational education, foreign languages, and fine arts. To be eligible for state aid, those classes must fulfill graduation requirements or count towards credits needed for graduation.

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