Tag Archives: WASB Resolutions

WASB Board of Directors Adopts 2018 Legislative Agenda

The 2018 WASB Legislative Agenda has been approved by the Board of Directors and is now posted on our website. The agenda outlines the top priorities for the Government Relations (GR) team to focus on in our advocacy efforts during the coming year.

The Legislative Agenda is approved annually in November by the WASB Board of Directors and is guided by the Resolutions adopted by the Delegate Assembly. Continue reading WASB Board of Directors Adopts 2018 Legislative Agenda

Legislative Leaders Comment on “Right to Carry” Bill With Implications for Schools

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on some high profile bills and their chances for becoming law in the remainder of the 2017-18 legislative session based on conversations with Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau, pictured).  Included in the story was the “Right to Carry” bill that we have posted on here before and has implications for school districts.

From the MJS: Continue reading Legislative Leaders Comment on “Right to Carry” Bill With Implications for Schools

Rep. Thiesfeldt Circulates Teacher Protection Act

Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac), Chairman of the Assembly Education Committee, has circulated his “Teacher Protection Act” bill for co-sponsorship in the state Legislature.  This is the opportunity for other lawmakers to put their names on the bill as supporters. Here are links to the bill draft and co-sponsorship memo.

Based on our member-approved resolutions, the WASB opposes this bill as drafted.  To be clear, all teachers deserve to teach in a safe environment and we appreciate the good intentions behind this bill.  That being said, the bill upsets the administrative chain of command in school districts by allowing teachers to unilaterally suspend and remove students from class without having to adhere to school board disciplinary policies, school district behavioral intervention plans, a student’s individual educational plan or a student’s service plan.

Continue reading Rep. Thiesfeldt Circulates Teacher Protection Act

WASB Policy & Resolutions Committee Holding First Meeting

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

Deadline to Submit Board Resolutions for WASB Policy & Resolutions Committee is Sept. 15

The process of developing the proposed resolutions voted on by the Delegate Assembly begins at the local school board level.  Boards adopt and submit their ideas to the WASB in the form of board resolutions.  They are due September 15.

Resolutions adopted by the Delegate Assembly determine the official position of the WASB on issues and remain in force until amended or repealed.  For that reason, we encourage your board to review the resolutions contained in the 2017 Resolutions Book to see if there are resolutions your board thinks should be repealed or amended.  Alternatively, your board may think new topics should be addressed.  Either way, submitting a board resolution is the way to propose those changes. Continue reading Deadline to Submit Board Resolutions for WASB Policy & Resolutions Committee is Sept. 15

August Advocacy Tip: Resolutions Are Your Board’s Chance to Put Its Imprint on the WASB

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

July Advocacy Tip: 2017 WASB Resolutions Book Posted

The WASB Resolutions Adopted by Delegate Assemblies book, containing the collected policy positions adopted by WASB Delegate Assemblies throughout the years, has been updated for 2017 and is available online.

Resolutions adopted by the annual Delegate Assemblies set the policy direction for the association and its lobbying efforts. They remain in force unless amended or repealed. The resolution process is member-driven and an opportunity to put your board’s imprint on the WASB. Continue reading July Advocacy Tip: 2017 WASB Resolutions Book Posted