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Policy Resource Guide


The Policy Resource Guide is a Web-based policy tool designed to assist Wisconsin school boards and administrators in the important tasks of policy development and implementation. It contains information on a wide variety of topics, including policies required by law and “hot policy” topics.

The purpose of the Guide is to help school districts develop local policies that meet their own community needs and interests while keeping in mind general legal considerations.

Advantages of a Policy Resource Guide Subscription Include:

  • Online, 24/7 access to Wisconsin-specific policy resources created and updated by WASB’s Policy Staff.
  • Sample policies on an ever-growing number of policy topics that will assist your school board and administration in the process of creating, reviewing, and updating district policies.
  • Background information resources, complete with live links to current statutes and other publications, that will assist school officials in the day-to-day process of policy implementation, provide policy-makers with a solid grounding in the policy and legal considerations that are relevant to each policy topic, and serve as a new source of professional and board development resources within the district.

To learn more, see Frequently Asked Questions or contact the WASB’s policy services staff.

Notice to BoardDocs Subscribers:

Subscribers to the Policy Resource Guide (PRG) now have the option to integrate their subscription with the BoardDocs™ online policy management platform. With BoardDocs integration, school officials can seamlessly manage the entire policy lifecycle. With just a few clicks of the mouse, a school district can transfer PRG content to their local workspace, customize their draft policies, post active policies online for public access, and manage a local library of retired policies. Together, the PRG and BoardDocs offer great content and great efficiency at a great value.

Attend a complimentary, live webinar on March 28 at 1:30 pm to learn more (the recording will be available after that date) or contact a WASB policy consultant to learn more.

Read what others are saying about the WASB Policy Resource Guide

I find the PRG useful as it provides me with not only policy language that I can use, but also provides the legal and political rationale for why specific changes should be considered. I also like the way the PRG engages me in writing policy so that I have ownership in what is being crafted. It is not about creating a boilerplate policy manual, but about having policies that reflect my district in a manner that is legally and ethically sound.

Dominic Madison

District Administrator, Brillion School District

The Policy Resource Guide has been a tremendous resource for us.

Helen Drawbert

School Board Member, Altoona School District

I strongly encourage any school district to look very closely at what the PRG has to offer.

Ann Kox

Former Superintendent, Wausaukee School District

I find the PRG extremely helpful. Thanks for this product/service.

Tim Culver

District Administrator, Oak-Creek Franklin School District