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WASB Policy & Resolutions Committee to hold first meeting

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

Thank you to the school boards who submitted resolutions to the WASB

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

Final Reminder: Deadline to submit resolutions to WASB is Sept. 15

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

Deadline for submitting board resolutions is Sept. 15.

Is there an issue that is important to your board that isn’t being adequately addressed?  The WASB can help.

Many boards find the best way to get the WASB working on their issue is to offer a board resolution stating what you think WASB’s position on the issue should be and why.   It can be on any relevant topic. (See previous post.)   When your board adopts a resolution and forwards it to the WASB, it begins a discussion that ultimately guides and directs the WASB’s legislative advocacy efforts on your behalf. 

The deadline for submitting board resolutions to WASB is Sept. 15. Continue reading Deadline for submitting board resolutions is Sept. 15.

Resolutions book to be mailed this week, form for submitting resolutions now online

Copies of the Resolutions Adopted by Delegate Assemblies book, containing all the WASB resolutions adopted throughout the years and in effect for 2018, will be mailed to all school board presidents and district administrators this week.

Your board can have an important impact on the WASB’s direction by adopting and submitting a board resolution proposing new language or changing existing resolution language. These resolutions are due by Sept. 15.  For your convenience, we have posted an electronic form for submitting resolutions (with instructions) on the WASB website.   Continue reading Resolutions book to be mailed this week, form for submitting resolutions now online

2018 WASB Resolutions Book now online

Resolutions adopted by the annual WASB Delegate Assemblies set the policy direction for the WASB and its lobbying efforts. Once adopted, these resolutions remain in force unless amended or repealed.

The Resolutions Adopted by Delegate Assemblies book, containing the collected policy positions adopted by Delegate Assemblies throughout the years, has been updated for 2018 and is available online.

Each summer, hard copies of the resolution book are mailed to all school board presidents and district administrators.   Continue reading 2018 WASB Resolutions Book now online

June advocacy tip: consider serving on WASB Policy & Resolutions Committee

As a member of the WASB, you have the opportunity to play in active part in determining our positions on key issues. The Policy & Resolutions Committee plays an integral role in what resolutions are debated and voted on each year at the Delegate Assembly meeting at the State Education Convention. Resolutions adopted at the Delegate Assembly become the official positions of the WASB.

The Policy and Resolutions Committee is appointed annually by the WASB President following recommendations made by the members of our Board of Directors.  The committee is comprised of a least one school board member from each WASB region and from each type of school district (i.e., common, unified, K-8 and UHS). Continue reading June advocacy tip: consider serving on WASB Policy & Resolutions Committee