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The WASB Legislative Advocacy Conference brings together ideas, dialogue and information so you can make sense of the dramatically shifting landscape in which school leaders find themselves. Use that awareness to help shape the future for your districts.

On the heels of the 2012 elections, this year’s Conference draws on the expertise of state leaders who will discuss the sentiments of the electorate related to public education, Wisconsin’s fiscal condition and prospects for K-12 resources, the latest education reform initiatives and their impact on students, staff and communities. The day concludes with insights from veteran state Senators Tim Cullen, a Janesville Democrat, and Dale Schultz, a Richland Center Republican, who are looking to change how the Legislature conducts its business.

Learn about the prominent issues for the 2013-14 session and pick up tips for talking about those issues with your legislators and community. Join a dialogue that aims to help you advocate for your public schools. Whether you are a veteran or new board member, learn from experts about the critical K-12 issues shaping the work of the next Legislature.

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Schedule At-A-Glance - Saturday, November 10, 2012
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8am
Welcome
Patrick Sherman, WASB President
8:15am
Wisconsin’s Political Landscape after the 2012 Election: The Mood of the Electorate and the Implications for Wisconsin’s Public Schools and Future
Charles Franklin, Marquette University, Visiting Professor of Law and Public Policy
9:30am
Fiscal Trends, Budget Pressures and a New Way Forward?
Todd Berry, Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, President
10:30am Break
10:45am
The 2013-15 Biennial Budget and Prospects for School Funding Reform
Brian Pahnke, Department of Public Instruction, Assistant State Superintendent for Finance and Management
12noon Lunch / Preview of the 2013-14 Legislative Session
1pm
Vouchers, Charters and Grand Scale Education Reform
Alan Borsuk, Marquette University, Senior Fellow in Law and Public Policy
2pm
Getting Past Legislative Gridlock

Sen. Tim Cullen (D-Janesville)
Sen. Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center)

3pm adjourn
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$115 per member (includes program, materials, continental breakfast and lunch)

Make checks payable to the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, Inc.

Registration Deadline Friday, November 2, 2012. Refunds will be given for cancellations received by that time. To cancel, call toll-free 877-705-4422.

Casual attire in layers recommended.

 
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