July Advocacy Tip: 2017 WASB Resolutions Book Posted

The WASB Resolutions Adopted by Delegate Assemblies book, containing the collected policy positions adopted by WASB Delegate Assemblies throughout the years, has been updated for 2017 and is available online.

Resolutions adopted by the annual Delegate Assemblies set the policy direction for the association and its lobbying efforts. They remain in force unless amended or repealed. The resolution process is member-driven and an opportunity to put your board’s imprint on the WASB.

Each summer, hard copies of the resolution book are mailed to all school board presidents and district administrators (this year, they will go out after the Fourth of July Holiday). Board members selected by their boards to be delegates will receive their own copy of the resolution book in late fall with their official Delegate Assembly packets.

The Delegate Assembly is comprised of one representative from each member school board and CESA board of control. It meets annually at the time of the State Education Convention in January. The process begins months earlier with the Policy and Resolutions Committee comprised of roughly 25 school board members from across the state.

The Policy and Resolutions Committee evaluates the resolutions submitted by member boards and determines which resolutions will advance to the next Delegate Assembly. Resolutions turned down by the committee are still afforded an opportunity to be brought to the Delegate Assembly floor.

Resolutions are due each year by Sept. 15. Contact the WASB government relations staff for additional information.