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2019 Regional Meetings and Workshops

Network with colleagues and WASB staff
Join us at your Regional Meeting this fall to network with area board members, celebrate accomplishments, and learn about the WASB’s activities and plans.

In Regions 2, 5, 7, 11 and 15, your board will be voting for a WASB regional director. (WASB directors serve staggered, three-year terms.)

The Regional Meetings will feature an in-depth legislative update and a report from the WASB executive director. Prior to your Regional Meeting, take part in an optional workshop on strategies to retain and compensate teachers. The workshop will be conducted by an experienced WASB attorney.

Registration fees for the Regional Meetings vary by region based on location. The workshop registration fee is $70. Register for both events and receive a $10 discount.

Pre-Regional Meeting Workshop (optional)

5 Member Recognition Points Logo4 pm – Registration (Please do not arrive earlier than 4 pm)
4:30-6 pm – Workshop Program
Workshop Registration: $70 per person.
Receive a $10 discount for attending a workshop and a Regional Meeting.

Barry Forbes photoBob Butler photoStrategies to Retain and Compensate Teachers

The labor market for teachers is changing quickly. Are you adapting your teacher compensation systems and recruitment and retention strategies to ensure that you are an attractive employment destination?

Ben Richter photoScott Mikesh PhotoThis workshop will focus on alternative compensation systems as well as strategies and tactics for attracting and retaining teachers. Learn about salaries, benefits, leave provisions, working conditions and “grow your own” programs that have been utilized by Wisconsin school districts.

WASB Attorney: Barry Forbes, Bob Butler, Ben Richter or Scott Mikesh

“I thought the seminar led by Bob Butler was very insightful. Well researched and presented with clarity.”

RJ Rogers

Board President , Mauston School District

Regional Meeting Program
5 Member Recognition Points Logo6 pm – Registration / Networking
6:30 pm – Dinner
7:30-9 pm – Regional Meeting Program 
Regional Director Welcome
Member Recognition Awards
At each Regional Meeting, the WASB recognizes school board members who have reached a new achievement level in the WASB Member Recognition Program by attending and participating in activities and events sponsored by the WASB and the National School Boards Association (NSBA). 
Elections (Regions 2, 5, 7, 11 and 15)
Each member school board and CESA board has one vote to elect a WASB regional director. 
Chris Kulow PhotoDan Rossmiller PhotoLegislative Update
The 2019-21 state budget has been signed into law. Learn more about what was and wasn’t included, and what issues remain unresolved. The WASB Government Relations staff will give you the latest information on what’s happening at the state Capitol, including which bills are currently being debated and which may still be on the way. 
Executive Director’s Report
John Ashley, WASB Executive Director, will conclude the evening with a report to members about the activities and future direction of the WASB.
Regional Meeting Dates and Locations

September 24,  Region 8, $34  Millhome Supper Club, 16524 Lax Chapel Rd., Kiel, Directions

September 25, Region 3, $36   Rock Garden/Comfort Suites, 1951 Bond St., Green Bay, Directions

October 2, Region 10, $34  Trappers Turn, 2955 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy., Wisconsin Dells, Directions

October 3, Region 13, $39  Monte Carlo Room, 720 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn, Directions

October 8, Region 9, $23   Southwest Tech, 1800 Bronson Blvd, Fennimore, Directions

October 10, Region 12, $33  Meadow View Elementary School, 200 N. Grand Ave., Sun Prairie, Directions

October 15, Region 1, $35     Best Western The Hotel Chequamegon, 101 Lake Shore Drive West, Ashland, Directions

October 16, Region 1, $35     Lehman’s Supper Club, 2911 S. Main St., Rice Lake, Directions

October 17, Region 2*, $29   Norwood Pines Supper Club, 10171 Hwy. 70, Minocqua, Directions

October 22, Region 6, $29    Black River Falls High School, 1202 Pierce St., Black River Falls, Directions

October 23, Region 4, $32  Off Broadway (by Stout Ale House), 1501 N. Broadway St., Menomonie, Directions

October 24,  Region 5*, $37  Holiday Inn & Suites Wausau-Rothschild, 1000 Imperial Ave, Rothschild, Directions

October 29, Regions 11* & 15*, $39  Holiday Inn Pewaukee/Milwaukee West, N14 W24140 Tower Place, Pewaukee, Directions

October 30, Region 7*, $37  Bridgewood Resort, 1000 Cameron Way, Neenah, Directions

TBD, Region 14,  MPS Administration Building, 5225 W. Vliet St, Milwaukee, Directions


* Denotes regions with elections for the WASB Board of Directors

Regional Meeting and Workshop Registration Information
  • Regional Meeting registration fees vary by region.
  • Workshop registration is $70 per person.
  • Receive a $10 discount for attending a workshop and a Regional Meeting. (If attending a workshop and Regional Meeting in different regions, contact the WASB to receive the discount.)
  • Use the 2019 Regional Meeting online registration system at to register for a Regional Meeting, workshop or both.
  • Cancellations are accepted until the end of the day, one week prior to the Regional Meeting. (For example, cancellations for the Regional Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 2 are accepted until 5 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 25.)

A Pre-Regional Meeting Workshop will be held prior to each Regional Meeting in the same facility as the Regional Meeting. The workshops are open to school board members, district administrators, administrative assistants and other relevant staff. Members are welcome to attend a workshop in any region. Regional Meeting registration is not required for a workshop. However, pre-registration is strongly recommended as workshop capacity may be limited in some locations.

Save the Dates for Upcoming WASB Events


WASB Legislative Advocacy Conference
Saturday, November 2, Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center, Stevens Point

Wisconsin Joint State Education Convention – Expanding Your Vision
January 22-24, 2020 • Wisconsin Center • Milwaukee