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
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
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 Once adopted, these resolutions remain in force unless amended or repealed.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
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.
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