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
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.
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. This begins with individual boards adopting resolutions and forwarding them to the WASB.
Each January, during the State Education Convention, a representative (delegate) of each WASB member school board in the state votes on the submitted resolutions in a gathering called the WASB Delegate Assembly. The resolutions adopted by these school board member delegates are the official positions of the WASB and remain in force until amended or repealed. You can find all of these resolutions collected in the 2018 WASB Resolutions Book. Continue reading Resolutions are your board’s chance to put its imprint on the WASB
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