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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.

Resolutions are your board’s chance to put its imprint on the WASB

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 book to be mailed this week, form for submitting resolutions now online

Copies of the Resolutions Adopted by Delegate Assemblies book, containing all the WASB resolutions adopted throughout the years and in effect for 2018, will be mailed to all school board presidents and district administrators this week.

Your board can have an important impact on the WASB’s direction by adopting and submitting a board resolution proposing new language or changing existing resolution language. These resolutions are due by Sept. 15.  For your convenience, we have posted an electronic form for submitting resolutions (with instructions) on the WASB website.   Continue reading Resolutions book to be mailed this week, form for submitting resolutions now online

2018 WASB Resolutions Book now online

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

Legislative session to address school safety appears increasingly likely

Activity in the State Capitol around the issue of improving school safety intensified this week.  The WASB has been meeting with the governor’s office as well as legislative leadership offices regarding how to best address the issue.

Based on our member-approved resolutions and informed by an effort from 2013 in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, the WASB has asked for resources to be provided with as much local flexibility as possible on how they can be used in recognition of the differences between the 422 school districts in Wisconsin. There must be the ability for school districts to utilize school safety-related resources in ways that make the most sense based on local circumstances (facilities, local law enforcement presence, etc.) and identified needs. Continue reading Legislative session to address school safety appears increasingly likely