WCRIS supports the unique missions of member schools through advocacy, education and partnerships,
to ensure an extraordinary education and equitable opportunity for each child.

Is Your School Ready to Comply with the New Law Mandating AED/CPR Training?

Is Your School Ready to Comply with the New Law Mandating AED/CPR Training?
Beginning this Fall, all Wisconsin schools will be required to provide 7th and 8th grade students with training in AEDs and CPR. Private schools are included.

The law (Wis Stat 118.076) requires all students in 7th and 8th grade to be trained on Automatic External Defibrillators and for 7th and 8th grade students in health classes be trained on CPR. High school students are already required to receive this training.

To help private schools comply with this law in an affordable way, WCRIS has partnered with STAPLES to get access to AED training devices and CPR dummies at prices far lower than a school could buy on their own...
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Gov. Expected to Sign WCRIS Backed School Choice Fixer Bill

June 22, 2017
A bill to synchronize and simplify the state’s four parental choice programs in time for the upcoming school year has passed the Legislature with overwhelming support from Republicans and a handful of Democrats who weren’t afraid to defy their party. SB 293, which passed the Assembly late Wednesday night by a vote of 67-30, is [...]
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Feds Fund New Title Program

May 18, 2017
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Funding for the new Title IV, Part A program, previously called 21st Century Scholars was in flux until last week. Appropriations have been made for the new program, now called “Student Support and Academic Achievement (SSAE) Grants.” New provisions in the law provide State education agencies with the ability to make competitive subgrants to LEAs, [...]
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Looking for a Smoking Prevention Program?

May 16, 2017
Curriculum Opportunity
The Call is an award-winning, short dramatic film with an anti-smoking theme. It is currently being distributed to school districts, health departments, and boys and girls clubs. With no preaching, horrific images, or boring statistics, the film engages students in an emotional story they can relate to on a personal, gut level. You can watch [...]
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  1. All children have the right to quality, affordable education.
  2. Economic status should not determine whether a child receives a quality education.
  3. Our educational system must be designed to facilitate the growth of quality educational institutions, both public and private.
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