Governor Signs Bill Into Law that Allows School Board Members to be Volunteer Coaches

Governor Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 217 which will allow school board members to be volunteer coaches and extracurricular activity supervisors under certain conditions into law as 2015 Wisconsin Act 92.  WASB supported and helped draft this law after delegates to the 2015 WASB Delegate Assembly approved what is now WASB Resolution 6.22.

WASB thanks School District of Tomah Board of Education member Nancy McCoy for being the driving force behind this legislation.  We would also like to thank state Senator Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point) and state Rep. Nancy VanderMeer (R-Tomah) for authoring this legislation (special kudos to Rep. VanderMeer on getting her first bill signed into law!).

Bill Signing Volunteer Coaches
L to R: Rep. VanderMeer, Nancy McCoy & sons, Gov. Walker, Ben Van Pelt (Sen. Lassa staff), Sen. Lassa, Chris Kulow (WASB)