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Policy Resource Guide

The Policy Resource Guide (PRG) is an online policy tool designed to assist Wisconsin school boards and administrators in the important tasks of policy development and implementation. It contains information on a wide variety of topics, including policies required by law and “hot policy” topics.

The purpose of the PRG is to help school districts develop local policies that meet their own community needs and interests while keeping in mind general legal considerations.

Advantages of a Policy Resource Guide Subscription Include:

  • Online, 24/7 access to Wisconsin-specific policy resources created and updated by WASB’s Policy Staff.
  • Sample policies on an ever-growing number of policy topics that will assist your school board and administration in the process of creating, reviewing, and updating district policies.
  • Background information resources, complete with live links to current statutes and other publications, that will assist school officials in the day-to-day process of policy implementation, provide policy-makers with a solid grounding in the policy and legal considerations that are relevant to each policy topic, and serve as a new source of professional and board development resources within the district.

To learn more, see Frequently Asked Questions or contact the WASB’s Policy Services staff.

Integrate the PRG with the BoardDocs policy module to power-up your policy management!

Subscribers to the Policy Resource Guide (PRG) now have the option to integrate their subscription with the BoardDocs™ online policy management platform. With BoardDocs integration, school officials can seamlessly manage the entire policy lifecycle. With just a few clicks of the mouse, a school district can transfer PRG content to their local workspace, customize their draft policies, post active policies online for public access, and manage a local library of retired policies. Together, the PRG and BoardDocs offer great content and great efficiency at a great value ($600 annual fee for BoardDocs Policy Module for current PRG subscribers).

View a demonstration!  This recorded webinar from March 2018 demonstrates the Policy Resource Guide, policy management via BoardDocs, and the powerful combination of the two services.  [Please note: The pricing information included at the end of the video is no longer current.]

Read what others are saying about the WASB Policy Resource Guide

The PRG is incredibly useful. It provides a solid base from which to build or confirm that our policies are aligned with state law, while also allowing for local customization.

We are not attorneys, so having a solid policy resource that has been created, vetted and continually updated by legal counsel is pertinent in education. WASB has spent the time putting together these exemplary policies so educators can focus on what’s most important; students. 

The PRG is valuable when new laws are passed that require the creation of a new policy, or if updates are needed to existing policies. We save time not having to start from scratch, as the PRG has already provided a foundation. With the PRG, you know where to start.

There are other policy services out there, but we value local control on many levels, and the PRG allows for local customization.

Mark Hansen

District Administrator, Elmbrook School District

Our district started using the WASB PRG four years ago. This service led us out of a mixed bag of unorganized policy into a fully functional policy process. The PRG provides a variety of sample policies that encouraged our local self-governance, resulting in a school board that is more invested in building solid policy. We also take advantage of the monthly updates that the PRG provides. When an update is released, we have an efficient path to take time-sensitive policy needs through our committee structure and onto full board approval.

Jim Boebel

District Administrator, Platteville School District

WASB PRG resources have been invaluable to our policy work…We have used the PRG when developing policy recommendations for board members, making decisions on both day-to-day activities and special circumstances, and answering questions from students/families/community members. It allows for consistency in our administrative activities and helps ensure that our stakeholders receive consistent responses to questions.

Sue Simpson Bark

Administrative Assistant, Maple Dale-Indian Hill School District

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