The WASB’s positions on policy issues are generally determined by resolutions adopted by the Delegate Assembly, which meets annually at the time of the State Education Convention in January. One representative from each WASB member school board and each CESA board of control is entitled to vote at the Delegate Assembly. Each member of the WASB Board of Directors is also entitled to vote at the Delegate Assembly.
The process of developing the proposed resolutions voted on by the Delegate Assembly begins at the local school board level. Boards adopt and submit their ideas in the form of board resolutions to the WASB. They are due each year by September 15.
Once submitted, the resolutions received are reviewed and evaluated by the WASB’s Policy and Resolutions Committee, comprised of roughly 25 school board members from across the state and within every WASB region. The committee determines which resolutions it recommends be advanced to the Delegate Assembly. Resolutions turned down by the committee are still afforded an opportunity to be brought to the Delegate Assembly floor under the WASB’s Bylaws.
Resolutions adopted by the Delegate Assembly remain in force until amended or repealed. For that reason, we encourage your board to review the resolutions contained in the 2016 Resolutions Adopted By WASB Delegate Assemblies book to see if there are resolutions your board thinks should be repealed or amended. Alternatively, your board may think new topics should be addressed. Either way, submitting a board resolution is the way to propose those changes.