Due to the winter weather storm warnings in effect for much of the state, including the La Crosse area, the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding has CANCELLED its meeting scheduled for today (March 5, 2018) at 1:30 PM in La Crosse.
No details about when the hearing may be rescheduled are available at this time.
The Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding has scheduled its next public hearing for Monday, March 5, 2018 in La Crosse at North Woods International School.
The hearing will begin at 1:30 p.m. and conclude at 6:00 p.m.
Continue reading Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding sets La Crosse hearing for March 5
The Government Relations (GR) team—WASB lobbyists Dan Rossmiller and Chris Kulow– will be engaged in a number of legislative-related events and activities during the 2018 State Education Convention. We invite you attend to join us for any or all of these events.
WASB Pre-Delegate Assembly Discussion Session
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 7:00- 8:00 p.m.
Hilton Milwaukee City Center–Crystal Ballroom, Fifth Floor
Continue reading Please Join Us At Convention For GR-Related Sessions
The proposed resolutions for the 2018 WASB Delegate Assembly are now posted on our website. They can be found under the “Services & Resources” pull down menu. Click on the first item “Advocacy & Government Relations” and then “Delegate Assembly”.
Delegate packets containing all the information needed for the Delegate Assembly are scheduled to be mailed Dec. 5. Two packets are mailed to each school district–one to the school board member that is designated by the district as the delegate and the other to the district administrator. Continue reading Proposed WASB Resolutions Posted on WASB.org
WASB President Terry McCloskey (Three Lakes) and WASB Government Relations Specialist Chris Kulow (both pictured at left) testified yesterday before the Assembly Education Committee in support of a WASB-initiated bill on suspension/expulsion of a pupil relating to firearm possession.
Joining them in supporting the bill were three school district administrators—Chris Metras from Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine, Scott Sabol of Mayville and Ben Niehaus of Florence County—and Cedarburg School Board member Rick Leach, who spoke as an individual. It was concern on the part of district administrators and local school boards that brought this matter to the WASB’s attention.
View WKOW-TV coverage of hearing
Continue reading Assembly Education Committee Hearing Update
The 2018 WASB Legislative Agenda has been approved by the Board of Directors and is now posted on our website. The agenda outlines the top priorities for the Government Relations (GR) team to focus on in our advocacy efforts during the coming year.
The Legislative Agenda is approved annually in November by the WASB Board of Directors and is guided by the Resolutions adopted by the Delegate Assembly. Continue reading WASB Board of Directors Adopts 2018 Legislative Agenda
This year’s WASB Legislative Advocacy Conference is this Saturday, November 4 in Stevens Point. Online registration is closed but onsite registration will be available so you can still attend even if you haven’t registered yet.
We will have several sessions focused on advocacy tips and techniques including a panel of school board members who will talk about how they advocate for their schools with lawmakers. Agreeing to appear on our panel are: Continue reading November Advocacy Tip: Legislative Advocacy Conference Nov. 4