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What happens when districts submit resolutions to the WASB?

More and more attention is being paid to resolutions local school boards are debating and adopting that could play a big role in shaping the WASB’s policy direction, including its legislative advocacy. We thought it was prudent to again explain the process of what happens after resolutions are submitted.

This is a member-driven process. The WASB staff does not advocate for or against submitted resolutions during this process. The role of staff is to facilitate discussion and debate first by the Policy and Resolutions Committee and secondly by our full membership at the Delegate Assembly. It is the membership who will decide the fate of each resolution.

Here’s a refresher on how the WASB resolution process works: Continue reading What happens when districts submit resolutions to the WASB?

September 15 deadline to submit resolutions approaching

Another reminder to member boards that the September 15 deadline for submitting a resolution to the WASB for consideration to become an official policy or position for the Association is quickly approaching. Before a resolution can be submitted, it must be officially voted on and approved by your board.

To submit your resolutions to the WASB you can follow these steps: Continue reading September 15 deadline to submit resolutions approaching

Why WASB resolutions matter and why your board should be involved

More and more stories are appearing in the media about policy resolutions local school boards are debating and adopting that could play a big role in shaping the WASB’s policy direction, including its legislative advocacy. Your board has until Sept. 15 to adopt and submit a resolution to either set or change the direction of the WASB’s policies and legislative advocacy.

Here’s a refresher on how the WASB resolution process works and why it is important: Continue reading Why WASB resolutions matter and why your board should be involved

Resolutions are your board’s chance to put its imprint on the WASB

Individual member school boards provide the policy guidance and direction that informs the WASB’s legislative agenda and legislative advocacy efforts on your behalf.  Boards initiate this process by adopting resolutions and submitting them to the WASB.

The best way you can get the WASB working on your issue is to offer a board resolution stating what you think our position on the issue should be and why.  It can be on literally any relevant topic and can create a new resolution or amend/eliminate existing ones.

The deadline for submitting board resolutions to WASB is Sept. 15. WASB provides a fillable PDF form and instructions for submitting your board’s resolution. Continue reading Resolutions are your board’s chance to put its imprint on the WASB

2019 WASB resolutions book available 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 to reflect resolutions adopted in January 2019.  It is now available online. Continue reading 2019 WASB resolutions book available online

Resolutions Approved by 2019 WASB Delegate Assembly Now Online

The Final Report to the Membership on Resolutions Adopted by the 2019 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.

Thanks also to the many boards that submitted resolutions and to the dedicated board members from around the state who served on the WASB Policy & Resolutions Committee that reviewed those submitted resolutions.

These newly adopted resolutions will now be placed in the 2019 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 2018 edition of the WASB Resolutions Book click here.

2018 Policy & Resolution Committee members

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