More and more attention is being paid to resolutions local school boards are debating and adopting that could play a big role in shaping the WASB’s policy direction, including its legislative advocacy. We thought it was prudent to again explain the process of what happens after resolutions are submitted.
This is a member-driven process. The WASB staff does not advocate for or against submitted resolutions during this process. The role of staff is to facilitate discussion and debate first by the Policy and Resolutions Committee and secondly by our full membership at the Delegate Assembly. It is the WASB membership that decides the fate of each resolution.
Here’s a refresher on how the WASB resolution process works: (more…)
Another reminder to member boards that the September 15 deadline for submitting a resolution to the WASB for consideration to become an official policy or position for the Association is quickly approaching. Before a resolution can be submitted, it must be officially voted on and approved by your board.
To submit your resolutions to the WASB you can follow these steps: (more…)
State Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) and Rep. Todd Novak (R-Dodgeville) are circulating a bill draft for other legislators to sign on and support (see cosponsorship memo) relating to contracts with parents to transport students to private and (sometimes) public schools. The bill would require the contract must compensate the parent or guardian a total amount for all pupils residing in the household who attend the same school, rather than a per pupil amount.
This change will potentially save districts money when multiple children in the same household are being transported to the same school in the same vehicle.
WASB supports this bill based on our member-approved resolutions and encourages you to contact your state legislators to cosponsor the “Marklein/Novak LRB 2448” before the Sept 10 deadline. (more…)
More and more stories are appearing in the media about policy resolutions local school boards are debating and adopting that could play a big role in shaping the WASB’s policy direction, including its legislative advocacy. Your board has until Sept. 15 to adopt and submit a resolution to either set or change the direction of the WASB’s policies and legislative advocacy.
Here’s a refresher on how the WASB resolution process works and why it is important: (more…)
Individual member school boards provide the policy guidance and direction that informs the WASB’s legislative agenda and legislative advocacy efforts on your behalf. Boards initiate this process by adopting resolutions and submitting them to the WASB.
The best way you can get the WASB working on your issue is to offer a board resolution stating what you think our position on the issue should be and why. It can be on literally any relevant topic and can create a new resolution or amend/eliminate existing ones.
The deadline for submitting board resolutions to WASB is Sept. 15. WASB provides a fillable PDF form and instructions for submitting your board’s resolution. (more…)