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2024 New School Board Member Gatherings


Discover more about your new role

Attend the New School Board Member Gathering in your area to deepen your understanding of the laws that affect board service.

We’ll also introduce you to the practices — we call it governance — that can make you more effective.

Finally, we’ll introduce you to services offered by the Wisconsin Association of School Boards to help you carry out your mission.

Not sure which WASB region you’re in? Visit our Regions and Directors page or look at the map at the bottom of this page to find out.

There is no cost or need to register for a New School Board Member Gathering.

Statewide Online Meeting: On Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. the WASB will host an online meeting for new school board members. The meeting is open to members statewide, and it will be recorded and available for viewing afterward.

New School Board Member Gathering Agenda, 7-9 p.m.

Overview of the Role of the School Board

Characteristics of an Effective School Board

School Board Meeting Fundamentals

  • Open Meetings and Public Records Laws
  • Preparation and Public Input
  • Oath of Office
  • Responding to Citizens and the Media

Overview of WASB Services and Information

Questions and Discussion

Find Your Meeting


 

WASB Region
Date
City
Location
Any
Thu., April 25
Online
Click here to join Zoom
1
Wed., April 17
Turtle Lake
CESA 11
225 Ostermann Dr.
Turtle Lake
1
Thu., April 18
Ashland
Best Western The Hotel Chequamegon
101 Lake Shore Dr. W
Ashland
2
Thu., April 18
Minocqua
Lakeland Union High School
Distance Learning Room
9573 State Hwy 70
Minocqua
3
Tue., April 16
Green Bay
CESA 7
595 Baeten Rd.
Green Bay
4
Tue., April 16
Menomonie
Menomonie Middle School
920 21st St. SE
Menomonie
5
Wed., April 17
Marathon
Marathon High School
Library (2nd floor)
204 East St.

Marathon
6
Wed., April 17
West Salem
CESA 4
923 Garland St. E
West Salem
7
Tue., April 16
Oshkosh
CESA 6
2300 State Road 44
Oshkosh
8
Thu., April 18
Reedsville
Reedsville High School
Library
340 Manitowoc St.

Reedsville
9
Thu., April 18
Fennimore
CESA 3
Large Conference Room C/D
1300 Industrial Dr.
Fennimore
10
Thu., April 18
Portage
Gerstenkorn Admin Building
305 E. Slifer St.
Portage
11
Wed., April 17
Muskego
Muskego-Norway Education Service Center (District Office)
S87W18763 Woods Rd.
Muskego
12
Tue., April 16
Verona

Verona High School
(Room E2300, 2nd floor)
234 Wildcat Way

Verona

 

*Note: Door 6 (front of high school, near the Aquatic Center), Door 10 (near the Performing Arts Center) and Door 12 (back of high school) will be unlocked at 6 p.m.

13
Wed., April 17
Elkhorn
Elkhorn School District Admin Building
Dewey Room
3 N. Jackson St.
Elkhorn
15
Tue., April 16
Pewaukee
Pewaukee High School
Learning Commons (2nd floor)
510 Lake St.
Pewaukee

Find Your WASB Region


Click on your region of the state to learn about your WASB director and see a list of districts that comprise the region.

Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 3 Region 3 Region 4 Region 5 Region 6 Region 7 Region 8 Region 8 Region 9 Region 9 Region 10 Region 11 Region 12 Region 12 Region 13 Region 14 Region 15 Region 15

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Open Meetings Law

In order to avoid the perception that a board is violating the Open Meetings Law, a district may wish to post a notice, in accordance with its local board policy, that communicates to the community that a certain number of board members and/or other district officials will be attending the New School Board Member Gathering. This type of notice should explicitly state that the board will not convene or conduct any board business during the meeting. Please see below for a WASB Legal Comment that addresses these type of open meeting law issues in the context of our State Education Convention which are analogous to a New School Board Member Gathering.

WASB Legal Comment

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