The foundation of successful advocacy is knowledge of the legislative process. Advocates need to focus their energy on the people making the important decisions when they are being made. School board members serve important roles in both ensuring passage of bills that are favorable to public schools and in defeating bills that work to the detriment of the public school system.
A Legislative Advocacy Toolkit is available for school board members to use during the 2017-18 legislative session to help you advocate more effectively. Download a copy or contact the WASB at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-877-705-4422 for a free copy.