The 2017 WASB Legislative Agenda has been approved by the Board of Directors and is posted on our website. The agenda outlines these top priorities for the Government Relations (GR) team to focus on in their advocacy efforts during the first year of the upcoming 2017-18 legislative session:
- Preserving Governance of Publicly Funded Schools by Locally Elected Boards
- Meeting Unmet Student Mental Health Needs That Interfere with Student Learning
- Providing Necessary Resources for Public Schools
The Legislative Agenda is developed with input from the WASB staff taking into account factors such as the make up of the legislature and governor’s office, the state’s fiscal condition, and the stated priorities of legislators and the governor, as well as the likelihood that the WASB can partner with other like-minded organizations to form a coalition to advocate for certain items.