2019 Legislative Advocacy Conference
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Brett Hyde, WASB President, Muskego-Norway School Board
Advocate for Your Students
Your students and staff count on you to be their voice with state lawmakers. Explore effective advocacy strategies you can implement before the 2019-20 legislative session ends.
Dan Rossmiller & Chris Kulow, Government Relations, WASB
9:35 am Break
Trends in School Resources and Equity
Demographic trends, teacher workforce diversity, and the roll-out of federal, school-level financial reporting could influence future school district resources. Take a deeper dive into these factors and how they can be used to equitably meet the needs of all students.
Anne Chapman, Senior Researcher, Wisconsin Policy Forum
10:50 am Break
Education and Public Opinion in Wisconsin
The public’s opinions of their schools matter. Learn about recent polling on K-12, including the most recent state budget, from one of the nation’s premier experts on polling and public opinion.
Charles Franklin, Professor of Law and Public Policy and Director of the Marquette Law School Poll
12:05 pm Lunch
State Financial Condition and K-12 Funding
The state’s fiscal condition is crucial to K-12 education funding. Learn about the status of state finances from the state’s foremost authority.
Bob Lang, Director, Legislative Fiscal Bureau
2:05 pm Break
The co-chairs of the Blue-Ribbon Commission on School Funding, who are two of the most influential state lawmakers on K-12 education, will update attendees on the commission’s recommendations and other legislation under consideration.
State Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon)
State Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay)
3:30 pm Adjourn
Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center Directions
1001 Amber Avenue
Stevens Point, WI 54482
Hotel Rate: Single: $82; Double: $109
Call 715-344-0200 and mention the WASB Legislative Advocacy Conference to receive the conference rate.
Cut-off Date for Hotel Rooms: Tuesday, October 7, 2019
The registration fee is $175 per participant per workshop. The fee includes the program, materials, and continental breakfast and lunch..
Deadline for registration: Friday, October 25, 2019
No refunds will be given unless cancellation is received at the WASB Madison office by that date. To cancel, please call 608-257-2622 or toll-free 877-705-4422.