The Wauwatosa School District and its School Board benefit from several local organizations that raise money, provide support and advocate for our public schools. In addition, the District benefits from the efforts of statewide organizations and is impacted by policies and decisions that are made at the state and federal levels of government.


The Board's Legislative Advocacy Committee works with other organizations and communicates with state legislators to let them know what our public school district needs to best serve our students and community.


Below are websites of local and state organizations who work for the benefit of our schools, contact information for the legislators who represent parts of Wauwatosa in the state legislature, and several news articles pertaining to the state budget.


Local Organizations:


Education Foundation of Wauwatosa

The EFW raises money and provides more than $30,000/year in grants to WSD educators and classrooms.


Parent Teacher Associations/Parent Teacher Organizations 

PTAs and PTOs at all levels (elementary, middle and high school) raise money, organize community-building events, and support teachers, staff, parents, and students.


Support Our Schools (SOS) Wauwatosa

SOS Wauwatosa is an independent, non­partisan citizen group that advocates, primarily at the state level, for adequate funding and quality public education in Wauwatosa and Wisconsin.



State Organizations:


Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB)

WASB Legislative Agenda

WASB Legislative Update

WASB Legislative Advocacy Toolkit

WASB State Bill Tracking Chart


Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI)


Wisconsin Public Education Network (WPEN)


Wisconsin School Administrators Alliance (WSAA)



State Legislative Resources:


State Bar of Wisconsin: Legislative Resources for Educators


Wheeler Report: Wisconsin Legislative Blog


Wisconsin State Law Library



State Legislative Contacts:


The following State Senators and Representatives represent parts of Wauwatosa. Anyone who lives in Wisconsin can look up their State Senator and Representative here


Senate District 4: Lena Taylor
Madison Office Phone: 608-266-5810
District Office Phone: 414-342-7176
Madison Office: Room 19 South, State Capitol Building
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7882, Madison, WI 53707


Senate District 5: Leah Vukmir
Madison Office Phone: 608-266-2512
District Office Phone: 414-453-0024
Madison Office: Room 131 South, State Capitol Building
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7882, Madison, WI 53707


Assembly District 12: Fred Kessler
Madison Office Phone: 608-266-5813
Toll Free Office Phone: 888-534-0012
Madison Office: Room 111 North, State Capitol Building
Mailing Address: 9312 Clovernook Street Milwaukee, WI 53224


Assembly District 13: Rob Hutton
Madison Office Phone: 608-267-9836
Toll Free Office Phone: 888-534-0013
Madison Office: Room 220 North, State Capitol Building
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8952, Madison, WI 53708


Assembly District 14: Dale Kooyenga
Madison Office Phone: 608-266-9180
Toll Free Office Phone: 888-534-0014
Madison Office: Room 324 East, State Capitol Building
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8952, Madison, WI 53708



In the News:


2017 09 21 Governor Walker signs two year budget


2017 02 08 Governor Walker's two-year budget


2017 02 01 Gov. Walker on state funding for schools