State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
The Oak Creek-Franklin School District is adopting a merit pay compensation structure for new teachers beginning the 2014-15 school year. The compensation structure categorizes teachers into four tiers, reflecting a pay range based on the teacher’s instructional effectiveness, professionalism, leadership and other descriptors. Evaluations will be clarified for teachers before the new school year and will consider the teachers' full body of work.
Many Republicans and conservatives predicted merit pay and other new, innovative education reforms to result from Governor Walker’s Act 10 reforms during the 2011-2012 session.