The Assembly Education Committee held a public hearing on two bills on Thursday , Feb. 1:
Assembly Bill 569 relating to: publication of school and school district accountability reports.
This bill is companion bill to Senate Bill 494, which the WASB supports. Senate Bill 494 was passed by the state Senate on Jan. 23. Continue reading Assembly Education Committee hearing held on Feb. 1
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
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