Category Archives: WASB

Proposed WASB Resolutions Posted on WASB.org

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

Assembly Education Committee Hearing Update

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

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WASB Board of Directors Adopts 2018 Legislative Agenda

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

November Advocacy Tip: Legislative Advocacy Conference Nov. 4

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

School Leaders Invited to Attend WASB Legislative Advocacy Conference on Nov. 4 in Stevens Point

This year’s WASB Legislative Advocacy Conference will take a closer look at the current and future direction of school funding, including the growing impact the expansion of vouchers is having on district budgets and tax levies.

We’ll talk with two key state legislators to find out their thoughts and plans on school funding and education policy, including steps Wisconsin can take to improve student achievement to better compete with schools in the highest performing nations.

You’ll also hear directly from fellow school board members about how they have become effective advocates for their schools and the children in their districts and the impact their efforts are having on shaping legislative decision making.

Continue reading School Leaders Invited to Attend WASB Legislative Advocacy Conference on Nov. 4 in Stevens Point

Bill Mandating Use of Competitive Bidding for School Construction Advancing Rapidly

This week, the Senate version —Senate Bill 236— of a bill that would impose significant new requirements for competitive bidding of public construction contracts by school districts surged through the legislative process.

Yesterday (Thursday, Oct 5), the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Commerce and Local Government voted along party lines to give a favorable recommendation to Senate Bill 236, which had received its only public hearing to date just two days earlier.  The bill now moves to the full state Senate for a vote. Continue reading Bill Mandating Use of Competitive Bidding for School Construction Advancing Rapidly

WASB Policy & Resolutions Committee Holding First Meeting

The 2017 WASB Policy and Resolutions Committee will hold its first meeting tonight and tomorrow in Stevens Point.  The committee will review resolutions submitted by WASB member boards to begin the process of determining whether to advance those resolutions to the Delegate Assembly in January.

Included among the items the committee will review and discuss are the following resolutions submitted by member boards: Continue reading WASB Policy & Resolutions Committee Holding First Meeting