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by the Delegate Assembly determine the official position of the WASB on issues and remain in force until amended or repealed.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the resolutions contained in the 2017 Resolutions Book to see if there are resolutions your board thinks should be repealed or amended.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.
WASB provides an online submission form and instructions for submitting your board’s resolution. (Note: This link may not work properly for Google Chrome users. If you have difficulty, try using another browser like Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.)
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
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 They remain in force unless amended or repealed.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
The WASB testified in opposition to the permit-less carry bill Senate Bill 169, authored by Sen. Dave Craig (R-Town of Vernon) and Rep. Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma), at a public hearing this week. As outlined in our testimony, our position was based on resolutions voted on by school board members via our annual Delegate Assembly.
Gov. Walker told the WI State Journal Thursday he supports current law and continuing to require Wisconsin residents to obtain licenses to carry concealed weapons.
View our testimony below: Continue reading WASB Testimony on Permit-less Concealed Carry Bill
The Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety will hold a public hearing on Senate Bill 169, authored by Sen. Dave Craig (R-Town of Vernon, pictured), which would repeal the state’s gun free school zones law, among other provisions, on:
Wednesday May 31st
Room 411 South, State Capitol, Madison
As mentioned, this bill would repeal the state’s gun free school zones law; allow individuals to obtain a “basic” concealed carry licenses without completing firearms training; require school boards to post school buildings and grounds to prohibit possession of firearms by carrying concealed weapon (CCW) license holders in those places; and reduce penalties for persons who possess firearms in school buildings and on school grounds in violation of such postings. Continue reading Hearing on Gun-Free School Zones Law Repeal Bill Set for Next Wednesday
At the close of today’s (April 20) hearing in Marinette, the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee (JFC) will have concluded its schedule of six public hearings on the 2017-19 state budget.
Capitol sources indicate the committee is likely to begin taking votes to approve, modify or delete specific budget items during the first week in May. (Watch the WASB Legislative Update Blog for information about the JFC’s schedule and actions.)
Public education was well-represented at the six JFC hearings, with many school district administrators, school board members, teachers, parents, retired teachers, and public school advocates among those addressing the committee.
Continue reading JFC Hearings Wrap Up, Votes to Begin in Early May
The WASB spoke out in support of a bill (Assembly Bill 70) to eliminate a legislative mandate that certain school boards pay to publish the proceedings of their board meetings in the local newspaper at a public hearing held Wednesday.
Dan Rossmiller, WASB Government Relations Director, and Brett Hyde, Vice-President of the Muskego-Norway School Board, were among those speaking in favor of Assembly Bill 70. Mr. Hyde also serves as a WASB Regional Director from Region 11 and is currently the WASB’s 2nd Vice President.
An identical Senate companion bill, Senate Bill 42 has been scheduled for a public hearing (see notice) in the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Commerce and Local Government on Tuesday, March 14, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 330 Southwest, State Capitol.
Continue reading WASB Testifies in Support of Modernizing Minutes Bill—AB 70