Fitzgerald: Senate unlikely to take up school bill

State Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau (Courtesy: Wis. Legis.)
State Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau (Courtesy: Wis. Legis.)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says it’s up to the Assembly whether a school accountability bill passes this session.

The Senate has passed a bill that would require performance data from private schools that accept taxpayer funded voucher students to be reported alongside the same information from public schools. But the Assembly plans to vote Thursday on a more far-reaching proposal that calls for sanctions for poor-performing schools.

Fitzgerald said Tuesday the Senate doesn’t have “a lot of momentum” for re-visiting the issue. If the Assembly passes a bill the Senate won’t take up, no accountability bill will pass this year.

Fitzgerald says if that happens, “that would be a swing and a miss on that topic.”

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