If you attended your WASB fall regional meeting, you heard us talk about what a unique opportunity we have for K-12 education heading into the Nov. 6 election and the next state budget. We have a public concerned about K-12 and showing historic levels of support for investing in public schools. This combination has led to support for K-12 being a central issue in the race for governor and in high-profile state legislative races.
The period between the election and the start of the next legislative session in January is the ideal time to begin (or continue) developing relationships with your state legislators. As former legislative staff, Dan Rossmiller & Chris Kulow will describe the inner workings of legislative offices with tips and insight on how to make efficient and effective contacts on behalf of your schools.
We are holding these workshops this year in place of the Legislative Advocacy Conference typically held in Stevens Point. We made this change based on member feedback that showed interest in having advocacy training around the state and on a weeknight rather than the single Saturday conference in Stevens Point. You can preregister here.
There has never been a better opportunity for school leaders to put their advocacy skills to use for public schools. The time is right to sharpen those skills and there is no better way to do that than by attending one of these workshops.
We hope to see you there!
Dates & Locations:
Nov. 8 – CESA 10, Chippewa Falls
Nov. 13 – CESA 4, West Salem
Nov. 14 – CESA 5, Portage
Nov. 14 – CESA 6, Oshkosh
Nov. 15 – CESA 8, Gillett