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
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
School boards drive the WASB’s legislative advocacy. They really do.
Individual school boards and school board members provide the policy guidance and direction that informs the WASB’s legislative agenda and legislative advocacy efforts on your behalf. How do they do that? Continue reading August Advocacy Tip: Resolutions Are Your Board’s Chance to Put Its Imprint on the WASB
The WASB testified in opposition to the permit-less carry bill Senate Bill 169, authored by Sen. Dave Craig (R-Town of Vernon) and Rep. Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma), at a public hearing this week. As outlined in our testimony, our position was based on resolutions voted on by school board members via our annual Delegate Assembly.
Gov. Walker told the WI State Journal Thursday he supports current law and continuing to require Wisconsin residents to obtain licenses to carry concealed weapons.
View our testimony below: Continue reading WASB Testimony on Permit-less Concealed Carry Bill
The WASB-initiated bill to modernize the publication of school board meeting minutes (proceedings) authored by state Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac) and Sen. Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville) has been introduced as Assembly Bill 70. The bill has been referred to the Assembly Committee on Local Government chaired by Rep. Ed Brooks (R-Reedsburg) who is also a co-author of the bill.
This bill authorizes school boards (and other local government entities) to satisfy their legal obligation to publish the proceedings of regular and special meetings by posting a copy of the proceedings in a public place and electronically placing a copy on the school district website.
Continue reading Modernizing Publication of School Board Meeting Minutes Bill is Introduced
The Final Report to the Membership on Resolutions Adopted by the 2017 WASB Delegate Assembly is now posted on the WASB website (www.wasb.org) on the Delegate Assembly page. To find it, look under the Advocacy and Government Relations tab, then click on the Delegate Assembly link.
Thanks to all delegates and boards for your work on these resolutions.
These newly adopted resolutions will now be placed in the 2017 edition of the WASB Resolutions Book, which will be published later this Spring, and will remain in force until amended or repealed. To find the 2016 edition of the WASB Resolutions Book click here.
State Representative Jim Ott (R-Mequon, pictured) and state Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) are circulating a bill draft (LRB 1378) to repeal the September 1 start date mandate. The bill would allow local school boards to determine the start date for the fall semester beginning in the 2018-19 school year. It would not require districts to begin school before September 1st, nor will it affect the number of days of instruction. We encourage you to contact your state legislators and urge them to sign on as a co-author of LRB 1378. The deadline is February 10.
The WASB strongly supports this bill on local control grounds, a position that was reinforced at the Delegate Assembly this year. It is important that we get as many legislators to sign on to these bills as possible. The tourism industry will be contacting lawmakers asking them not to support it. We need to make our voice heard!