As we move into 2019, we decided to take a look back at the ten most viewed posts here at the Legislative Update blog in 2018. One of the biggest stories was the creation of the school safety grants administered by the Office of School Safety at the Wisconsin Department of Justice and that is reflected here as six of the top ten were on that topic.
What will be the top posts of 2019? Only time will tell, but a good bet is the 2019-21 state budget debate that is already beginning. Thanks for reading and we look forward to keeping our readers up to date on important K-12 legislative happenings in 2019!
Top Ten 2018 Legislative Update Posts (by views) Continue reading School safety grants dominate list of most viewed posts in 2018
The proposed 2019 WASB resolutions to be considered by the Delegate Assembly has been posted to the WASB website. Delegate packets are being printed and will be mailed shortly. Additional materials will be posted in the near future.
The 2019 Delegate Assembly will be held on Wednesday, January 23 at the State Education Convention in Milwaukee. It will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Ballroom AB on the first level of the Wisconsin Center. Continue reading 2019 proposed resolutions posted to WASB website
School board members who received board member recognition awards at recent WASB Fall Regional meetings will be able to find their photographs posted on the WASB’s Facebook page.
Photos from this week’s meetings in WASB Regions 1 (Trego) & 2 (Minocqua) are currently posted.
Photos taken at last week’s meetings in WASB Regions 4 (Eau Claire), 5 (Rothschild) & 6 (Whitehall) will be posted soon.
Continue reading Board member recognition award winners’ photos available
Under the WASB Bylaws, the Policy and Resolutions Committee is comprised of school board members representing all areas of the state, all types of districts, and each WASB region. Committee members are appointed by the WASB President upon the nomination of Regional Directors. Each year about one-half of the members are new to the committee.
WASB First Vice-President Brett Hyde (pictured) of Muskego-Norway will serve as Chair.
If you are interested in serving on the Policy and Resolutions Committee in the future, please contact your WASB Regional Director.
Members of the committee for 2018: Continue reading 2018 Policy & Resolution Committee members
The 2018 Policy and Resolutions Committee will hold its first meeting Sept 28-29 in Madison. The committee will review the resolutions submitted by WASB member school boards to begin the process of determining whether to advance those resolutions to the Delegate Assembly for consideration in January.
If approved by the Delegate Assembly, the resolutions become the official positions of the WASB. Resolutions turned down by the committee are still afforded an opportunity to be brought to the Delegate Assembly floor under the WASB’s Bylaws.
Resolutions submitted by member boards cover the following topics: Continue reading WASB Policy & Resolutions Committee to hold first meeting
The WASB has received 32 resolutions from 17 member school boards this year. The boards who submitted resolutions are: Baraboo, Beloit, Central-Westosha, Eau Claire Area, Florence County, Goodman-Armstrong Creek, Hartland Lakeside, Holy Hill Area, Janesville, Neenah, Niagara, Shorewood, Siren, South Milwaukee, Union Grove, Waukesha and Wauwatosa.
If you submitted a resolution and do not see your board listed, please contact us at (608) 257-2622; (877) 705-4422 (toll free); or email. Thank you to these boards for participating and taking an active role in shaping the direction of the WASB. Continue reading Thank you to the school boards who submitted resolutions to the WASB
The deadline for member school boards to submit resolutions to the WASB is September 15.
Many boards find the best way to get the WASB working on their issue is to offer a board resolution stating what you think the WASB position should be and why on any relevant topic.
Please include a clear, concise rationale to explain the intent of your resolution. Then adopt your resolution and rationale and send the WASB a copy. Thank you to the boards who have already sent us resolutions this year. Continue reading Final Reminder: Deadline to submit resolutions to WASB is Sept. 15