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2019 proposed resolutions posted to WASB website

The proposed 2019 WASB resolutions to be considered by the Delegate Assembly has been posted to the WASB website. Delegate packets are being printed and will be mailed shortly.  Additional materials will be posted in the near future.

The 2019 Delegate Assembly will be held on Wednesday, January 23 at the State Education Convention in Milwaukee.  It will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Ballroom AB on the first level of the Wisconsin Center. Continue reading 2019 proposed resolutions posted to WASB website

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

WASB Policy & Resolutions Committee to hold first meeting

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

Thank you to the school boards who submitted resolutions to the WASB

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

Final Reminder: Deadline to submit resolutions to WASB is Sept. 15

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

WASB-backed flexibility in state law helps districts dealing with flooding

A recent story from Wisconsin Public Radio details how schools being impacted by flooding are using flexibility provided by a 2013 state law change that eliminated the 180 days of instruction mandate.  WASB actively worked to change the law based on our member-approved resolutions which sought greater local control and flexibility. Continue reading WASB-backed flexibility in state law helps districts dealing with flooding

Deadline for submitting board resolutions 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.