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Policy Resource Guide

Policy Resource Guide

This online tool assists school boards and administrators in policy development and implementation. Each topic contains policy and legal considerations, links to applicable state laws and additional resources, and sample model policies. Available to all board members and district staff authorized to access it.

The minimum initial subscription commitment is for a 3-year period, at a cost of $13,500, which school districts normally split into 3 installments of $4,500 each. After the initial 3-year subscription, subscribers have the option to renew for future 1-year periods at the prevailing annual renewal fee. To order the Policy Resource Guide.



The FOCUS is a comprehensive policy publication subscription available to member districts. Each issue presents an in-depth analysis of one policy topic and includes legal and policy considerations, descriptions of policies and programs being implemented in Wisconsin school districts, and sample policies. Refer to The FOCUS Topical List to see if your topic of interest has been addressed in The FOCUS.

Subscribers can access The FOCUS archive (log in required).

Order The FOCUS, $240 annually sent to designated board and district staff under one subscription. Contact a consultant for a sample issue.

Policy Perspectives

Policy Perspectives

Your WASB membership entitles your district to receive the monthly Policy Perspectives newsletter. Designed to keep you informed of current policy issues surfacing throughout the state, it features policies adopted by Wisconsin districts on a wide variety of school issues and discusses new laws and regulations, court decisions and attorney general opinions.

The board president and district administrator receive paper copies of Policy Perspectives free of charge. WASB member districts can order additional paper subscriptions for other board members and/or other school personnel at the current subscription price.

Order Additional Policy Perspectives Subscriptions, $95 each

Access an archive of recent issues of Policy Perspectives. (Log in required.)

Legal and Policy Services Newsletter

Legal and Policy Services Newsletter

Distributed up to twice a month by email to all members, the Legal and Policy Services Newsletter includes notices of and links to Policy Perspectives, New Law updates, and various other WASB and non-WASB publications and resources.

Access an archive of the Legal and Policy Services Newsletter. (Log in required.)


If you are not the district’s administrative assistant or district administrator, please contact them to place the order for your district.

  • At the top of this webpage, log in using the My Portal link
  • Make sure you are logged in as your School District (Organization) and not your individual account
  • Click on Subscribe to a Publication under Subscriptions
  • Enter Billing Information: choose Send Me an Invoice, Pay with your bank account (ACH) or Pay with a new credit/debit card and Continue
  • Select a Subscription Plan > Continue > Place Order

Once the WASB is notified of your order, we will follow up with additional information regarding subscription access.

Billing questions: Jessica Woodburn, 608-512-1704 — Subscription questions: Teresa Kimball, 608-512-1714

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