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2023 WASB Day at the Capitol

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Monona Terrace & Wisconsin State Capitol

Over 200 school board members and administrators from around the state joined the WASB on March 22 to advocate for their schools at our 2023 Day at the Capitol event.

In the morning, they received the latest information on the 2023-25 state budget and other legislation. We hosted a bipartisan legislative panel with Sen. Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville), Sen. Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee), Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) and Rep. Kristina Shelton (D-Green Bay). 

In the afternoon, members met with their legislators at the Capitol. 

Event Agenda

Morning: Monona Terrace

8 a.m.          Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.     Presentations and Programming
Programming included a briefing on the proposed 2023-25 state budget, an explanation of the WASB’s budget priorities and a panel discussion featuring these key legislative leaders from both parties:

  • Sen. Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville)
  • Sen. Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee)
  • Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay)
  • Rep. Kristina Shelton (D-Green Bay)

11:45 a.m.   Networking Lunch

Afternoon: State Capitol

1 p.m.      Meet with Legislators at the Capitol
The WASB staff scheduled meetings for members with their legislators’ offices.

4-4:30 p.m.   Check-Out with WASB Government Relations Staff

Event Materials

State Budget Presentation
Brian Pahnke, State Budget Director
Department of Administration

2023-25 WASB State Budget Talking Points
Inflationary Increases in Spendable Resources
Special Education Funding

Priority Issues Leave Behind

Sample Thank You Letter to Legislators

Photo Gallery


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