News and Issues Archive
Recent Posts (2017):

Governor Announces Top WASB Priorities will be Included in Budget Proposal (2/6/17)

Governor Walker Proposes Rural Schools Initiatives; WASB Reaction (2/1/17)

Delegate Assembly Approves Resolutions on Mental Health Supports, School Start Date, Funding and More (1/23/17)

State Budget Outlook Improves (1/19/17)

State Education Convention Brings Together School Leaders (1/16/17)

Gov. Walker Promises Significant Increase in Public School Funding; Rural School Assistance (1/10/17)

Opioid Abuse Task Force Releases Recommendations; Including WASB-Initiated Measure (1/5/17)


Gov. Walker Talks More About School Funding Increase in Next Budget; Questions Drug Testing Students (12/22/16)

Schools, village address bullying at its roots (12/19/16)

State Lawmaker to Propose Random Drug Testing Mandate for Schools (12/14/16)

Proposed Resolutions to 2017 Delegate Assembly Available (12/7/16)

WASB Board of Directors Sets 2017 Legislative Agenda (11/29/16)

Speaker Vos: Increasing Education Funding a Top Priority in State Budget (11/28/16)

Trump Selects Voucher Activist Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary (11/23/16)

DPI Budget Priorities: Funding, Mental Health, Rural Schools, Summer Learning (11/15/16)

Happy Veterans Day from the WASB (11/11/16)

November is Military Family Month (11/2/16)

Fiscal Impact of Special Needs Vouchers Hits Declining Enrollment Districts Doubly Hard (10/24/16)

ACT Results Hold Steady, Persistent Achievement Gaps Remain (10/21/16)

General State Aid Certified to School Districts (10/14/16)

25 Operating Referendums on Nov. 8 Ballot (10/10/16)

Time to Thank Our School Boards (9/29/16)

Resolutions Submitted by School Boards for Policy and Resolutions Committee Review (9/22/16)

State Supt. Evers Gives State of Education Address, Hints at Budget Priorities (9/16/16)

Assembly Republicans Unveil Legislative Agenda for 2017-18 (9/8/16)

Youth Workforce Readiness Task Force Issues Report (8/31/16)

Governor: More Money for K-12 is Top Budget Priority (8/23/16)

Online Resolution Submission Now Available (8/18/16)

Governor Issues Budget Instructions to State Agency Heads; Leaves Window Open for K-12 Funding Increases (8/2/16)

Deadline to Submit Board Resolutions for WASB Policy & Resolutions Committee Review is Sept. 15 (7/21/16)

Growth in Property Taxes Slows, Schools Remain the Biggest User (7/5/16)

DPI Releases July 1 General Aid Estimate for 2016-17 (7/1/16)

DPI: 28 Private Schools Apply to Participate in Special Needs Vouchers (6/27/16)

Urban Education Task Force Releases Recommendations (6/16/16)

Rep. Thiesfeldt, Assembly Education Chair, Discusses K-12 Issues (6/6/16)

Wisconsin Joins Challenge to Federal Guidance on Transgender Students (5/31/16)

How Will Independent Charter Funding Impact Public Schools in 2016-17?(5/25/16)

Seeking School Board Members to Provide Feedback on ESSA Plan (5/23/16)

Independence/Authority of State Supt. Upheld by Supreme Court (5/18/16)

States Consider, Ramp Up Loan Forgiveness for Rural Teachers (5/11/16)

A Look at Voucher Funding in 2016-17 (5/6/16)

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 2-6 (5/2/16)

Lawmakers Discuss School Funding Formula/Revenue Limits (3/24/16)

71 School Referendums on April 5 Ballot (3/21/16)

Senate confirms John King Jr. as U.S. Education Secretary (3/15/16)

The WASB Board of Directors Sets the WASB’s Legislative Agenda (3/11/16)

State Will Seek Proposals on Self-Insuring State Health Plan; Potential Savings Could Go To Fund Education (3/3/16)

Governor to Sign Two Education Bills Today (2/29/16)

Education Committee to Take Up Crime Reporting Mandate Among Other Bills on March 3 (2/26/16)

Lawmakers reach deal on changes to voucher program (2/17/16)

Assembly Education Committee Advances $14.2 Million Cut to Public Schools (2/10/16)

Statewide Voucher Expansion Continues As New Private Schools Register to Participate (2/5/16)

Marquette Poll: 57% Say Public Schools Don’t Get Enough State Support (1/28/16)

Governor Addresses State Education Convention, Promotes Technical Education (1/25/16)

State of the State Address: Gov. Walker Pledges Tuesday Night to Reform State Government and Invest “Every Penny of Savings” to Support Public Education (1/20/16)

Statewide Student Assessment Results Released (1/15/16)

Senate Committee Hears Referenda Restrictions Bill (1/14/16)

Alert: Senate Committee to Hear Referenda/Borrowing Restriction Bill (1/8/16)