The FOCUS is a comprehensive policy publication that is available to WASB member districts on a subscription basis. Each issue presents an in-depth analysis of one policy topic and includes legal and policy considerations, descriptions of policies and programs being implemented in Wisconsin school districts and sample policies. A one-year subscription costs a member district $220. Under the single district-wide subscription, copies of all new issues are sent to persons designated by the district.
Refer to The FOCUS Topical List to see if your topic of interest has been addressed in The FOCUS. The Topical Index provides an alphabetical listing of topics that have been addressed in The FOCUS and indicates the month and year of the issue (or issues) that relate to the topic. The Topical Index is a text-searchable PDF document.
THE FOCUSELECTRONIC ARCHIVE - A VALUABLE EXTRA BENEFIT!
Current subcribers to The FOCUS can access prior issues of interest via The FOCUS archive, which is a chronological electronic archive of past issues. All a subscriber needs to access the electronic archive is your WASB website Login ID (usually your email address) and your self-selected account password.
Not a current subscriber? Any WASB member school district that is not a current subscriber may receive a promotional copy of a past issue of The FOCUS by contacting a Consultant.
Your WASB membership entitles your district to receive the monthly policynewsletterPolicy Perspectives. It is designed to keep administrators and board members informed of current policy issues surfacing throughout the state. It features policies adopted by Wisconsin districts on a wide variety of school issues and discusses how new laws and regulations, court decisions and attorney general opinions may affect school district policymaking.
The board president and district administrator receive paper copies of Policy Perspectives via U.S. Mail free of charge. WASB member districts can order additional paper subscriptions for other board members and/or other school personnel at the current subscription price.