Wisconsin Public School Observance Day required by statute if school is in session. Commemorates Robert LaFollette who served in the U.S. House of Representatives, as governor in Wisconsin, and in the U.S. Senate. He was one of the founders of the Progressive Party.
Enacted April 11, 1976, from the 1975 Laws of Wisconsin, Chapter 398.
More information and educational resources are available on the Department of Public Instruction Social Studies Education Observance Days website.