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Updated WASB resolutions book is now posted online

The Resolutions Adopted by Delegate Assemblies book, containing the collected policy positions adopted by WASB Delegate Assemblies over many years, has been updated to reflect resolutions adopted in January 2022.  It is now posted online.  You can find it here.

Resolutions adopted by the annual WASB Delegate Assemblies set the policy direction for the WASB and its lobbying efforts. Once adopted, those resolutions remain in force unless amended or repealed.  We encourage WASB member boards to review the resolutions carefully. (more…)

WASB Government Relations team activities at the State Education Convention

WASB Government Relations team activities at the State Education Convention

The WASB Government Relations Team looks forward to seeing you in person at the 2022 State Education Convention.

Here is a brief summary of some of our key activities:

  • Pre-Delegate Assembly Discussion Session*

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 7:00 p.m.
Crystal Ballroom, Milwaukee Hilton City Center Hotel (5th Floor)

*There will be an option for board members who are unable to attend in-person to participate in this meeting via Zoom. Details to follow. (more…)

Resolutions to be considered at 2022 WASB Delegate Assembly now posted online

The Report to the Membership on Proposed 2022 WASB Resolutions has now been posted on the WASB website. You can find it here.

The report presents the resolutions that were advanced by the Policy & Resolutions Committee and will be considered by the 2022 WASB Delegate Assembly along with the rationale for each resolution. Other informational materials related to the Delegate Assembly are also posted on the WASB website. (more…)

Prof. Charles Franklin will examine public opinion/latest poll results on Friday

Prof. Charles Franklin will examine public opinion/latest poll results on Friday

Charles Franklin, professor of law and public policy at Marquette University and Director of the Marquette University Law School Poll, will be joining us for our third webinar in our 2021 Legislative Conference series this Friday (11/12) at noon. You can find more information about the Legislative Conference here.

What ARE They Thinking? A Closer Look at Public Opinion in Wisconsin
Friday, Nov. 12 at 12 pm

Examine the latest Marquette Law School Poll findings with a nationally noted pollster and political scientist. He’ll discuss the public opinion findings on K-12 education, school spending, state aid to schools, tax relief, the handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the performance of our state’s top politicians, and more.

For more on the poll: website/Twitter

Charles Franklin: website/Twitter

 

Delegate Assembly approves new WASB resolutions

Delegate Assembly approves new WASB resolutions

Image WASB Logo FaviconThe WASB Delegate Assembly met virtually to review ten resolutions last week Wednesday, Jan. 20. Ultimately, the delegates approved all ten with some amendments.

Resolution 21-01 had language added at the end referencing supermajority votes of the legislature and Resolution 21-09 had language removed at the end which referenced what charges can be brought against individuals who convey unspecific threats to schools. See below for more information:

The WASB positions on policy issues are generally decided by the Delegate Assembly, which is comprised of one representative from each member school board and CESA board of control. The Delegate Assembly meets annually at the time of the WASB-WASDA-WASBO State Education Convention in January. (more…)