Category Archives: WASB

WASB Legislative Update Blog has moved!

The Legislative Update blog has been moved to more fully integrate the site with the main WASB website. The new site can be found here: https://wasb.org/legislative-update/

If you subscribe to the blog updates by email, you will automatically get transferred over and receive updates to the new site. Update your bookmarks!

WordPress.com followers (of which there are far fewer) may have to subscribe to the new blog site to see new posts in their Reader.

We are hopeful that this transition will be a smooth one for our readers and the new site will allow for more ready access to all WASB.org has to offer.

What happens when districts submit resolutions to the WASB?

More and more attention is being paid to resolutions local school boards are debating and adopting that could play a big role in shaping the WASB’s policy direction, including its legislative advocacy. We thought it was prudent to again explain the process of what happens after resolutions are submitted.

This is a member-driven process. The WASB staff does not advocate for or against submitted resolutions during this process. The role of staff is to facilitate discussion and debate first by the Policy and Resolutions Committee and secondly by our full membership at the Delegate Assembly. It is the membership who will decide the fate of each resolution.

Here’s a refresher on how the WASB resolution process works: Continue reading What happens when districts submit resolutions to the WASB?

WASB Fall Regional Meetings (including a legislative update) begin this week

2017 Regional MeetingsJoin us at your Regional Meeting this fall to network with area board members, celebrate accomplishments, and learn about the WASB’s activities and plans. For more information and to register in advance click here or just register at the event.

The Regional Meetings will feature an in-depth legislative update and a report from the WASB executive director. Prior to your Regional Meeting, take part in an optional workshop on strategies to retain and compensate teachers. The workshop will be conducted by an experienced WASB attorney. Continue reading WASB Fall Regional Meetings (including a legislative update) begin this week

September 15 deadline to submit resolutions approaching

Another reminder to member boards that the September 15 deadline for submitting a resolution to the WASB for consideration to become an official policy or position for the Association is quickly approaching. Before a resolution can be submitted, it must be officially voted on and approved by your board.

To submit your resolutions to the WASB you can follow these steps: Continue reading September 15 deadline to submit resolutions approaching

Why WASB resolutions matter and why your board should be involved

More and more stories are appearing in the media about policy resolutions local school boards are debating and adopting that could play a big role in shaping the WASB’s policy direction, including its legislative advocacy. Your board has until Sept. 15 to adopt and submit a resolution to either set or change the direction of the WASB’s policies and legislative advocacy.

Here’s a refresher on how the WASB resolution process works and why it is important: Continue reading Why WASB resolutions matter and why your board should be involved

Resolutions are your board’s chance to put its imprint on the WASB

Individual member school boards provide the policy guidance and direction that informs the WASB’s legislative agenda and legislative advocacy efforts on your behalf.  Boards initiate this process by adopting resolutions and submitting them to the WASB.

The best way you can get the WASB working on your issue is to offer a board resolution stating what you think our position on the issue should be and why.  It can be on literally any relevant topic and can create a new resolution or amend/eliminate existing ones.

The deadline for submitting board resolutions to WASB is Sept. 15. WASB provides a fillable PDF form and instructions for submitting your board’s resolution. Continue reading Resolutions are your board’s chance to put its imprint on the WASB

John Ashley statement on state budget

“We view the budget signed today by Gov. Tony Evers as a foundation to build for the future.

“We understand that split-party control of state government requires compromise to get a budget passed. We also understand that state policy makers face many worthy and competing priorities in addition to K-12 schools that must be addressed within the confines of available revenues.

“We are pleased the Legislature provided a solid foundation for K-12 schools upon which the governor has been able to build.

“On behalf of school boards across the state, we thank the governor for using his veto pen to improve the 2019-21 state budget for K-12 schools.”