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2017 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 WASB’s activities and plans.

In Regions 3, 6, 8, 12 and 14, 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 the implications of the 2017-19 state budget on Wisconsin school districts. The briefing will be conducted by an experienced WASB attorney.
Visit to register online. Registration fees for the Regional Meetings vary by region based on location. The workshop registration fee is $65. Register for both events and receive a $10 discount.

Regional Meeting and Workshop Registration Information
  • Regional Meeting registration fees vary by region. See reverse for details.
  • Workshop registration is $65 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 2017 Regional Meeting online registration system at to register for a Regional Meeting, workshop or both.
Pre-Regional Meeting Workshop (optional)

5 Member Recognition Points Logo4 pm – Registration 
4:30-6 pm – Workshop Program

Workshop Registration: $65 per person.  Receive a $10 discount for attending a workshop and the Regional Meeting.
(Regional Meeting fees vary by region.)

Implications of the 2017-19 State Budget for School Boards
Beyond its funding provisions, the 2017-19 state budget included numerous changes to state law impacting Wisconsin public school districts. As a result, school boards may need to review their policies and make budget adjustments. At this workshop, learn more about the specifics of the major statutory changes and implications on local district policies. Make sure your district doesn’t fall behind in making the appropriate and necessary changes.
WASB Legal Services Staff

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.

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 3, 6, 8, 12 and 14)
Each member school board and CESA board has one vote to elect a WASB regional director.

Legislative Update: 2017-18 Legislative Session Preview
School districts, as always, face a myriad of potential legislative changes to the laws and rules that impact them. At the Fall Regional Meetings, the WASB Government Relations staff will brief members on the most pertinent proposals and lead a discussion on how board members, administrators and other school leaders can be advocates for their districts.

This is your opportunity to learn more about pending legislation as well as provide feedback on the WASB’s advocacy efforts, including how the WASB can help local boards become more effective advocates. (Please note: The 2017-19 state budget will be covered extensively in the pre-meeting workshop.)
WASB Government Relations Staff

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 & Locations

September 19, Region 9, $21
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, 1800 Bronson Blvd, Fennimore, Directions

September 26, Region 7, $34
Bridgewood Resort, 1000 Cameron Way, Neenah, Directions

September 27, Region 8*, $32 
Millhome Supper Club, 16524 Lax Chapel Rd., Kiel, Directions

October 3, Region 13, $37
Monte Carlo Room, 720 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn, Directions

October 4, Region 12*, $31
Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, Directions

October 5, Region 3*, $34
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Green Bay – Stadium, 2785 Ramada Way, Green Bay, Directions

October 10, Region 2, $27
Norwood Pines Supper Club, 10171 Hwy. 70 W., Minocqua, Directions

October 11, Region 1**, $33
Best Western/The Hotel Chequamegon, 101 Lake Shore Dr. West, Ashland, Directions

October 12, Region 1**, $33
Lehman’s Supper Club, 2911 S. Main St., Rice Lake, Directions 

October 17, Regions 11 & 15, $37
Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd., Pewaukee, Directions

October 18, Region 10, $32
Wintergreen Resort, 100 Gasser Rd., Wisconsin Dells, Directions

October 24, Region 4, $29
The Florian Gardens Conference Center, 2340 Lorch Avenue, Eau Claire, Directions

October 25,Region 6*, $27
Westby Middle School (Enter Door #5), 206 West Avenue South, Westby, Directions

October 26, Region 5, $34
Holiday Inn- Wausau/Rothschild, 1000 Imperial Ave, Rothschild, Directions

TBD, Region 14* , N/A
Milwaukee Public Schools Administration Building, 5225 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, Directions

* Denotes regions with elections for WASB Board of Directors
** Denotes two options for Region 1 school board members