Resources

Resources

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 http://www.tosaefw.org/

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 www.soswauwatosa.org

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)  https://www.wasb.org

WASB Legislative Agenda

https://www.wasb.org/advocacy-government-relations/legislative-agenda/

WASB Legislative Update

https://wasblegupdate.wasb.org/

WASB Legislative Advocacy Toolkit

https://www.wasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/advocacy_toolkit_-web.pdf

WASB State Bill Tracking Chart

https://www.wasb.org/advocacy-government-relations/wasb-bill-tracking-chart/

 

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) https://dpi.wi.gov/

                                                                   

Wisconsin Public Education Network (WPEN) www.wisconsinnetwork.org

 

Wisconsin School Administrators Alliance (WSAA) http://www.wsaa.org/

 

 

State Legislative Resources:

 

State Bar of Wisconsin: Legislative Resources for Educators

http://www.wisbar.org/forpublic/foreducators/pages/publications-and-resources.aspx

 

Wheeler Report: Wisconsin Legislative Blog http://www.thewheelerreport.com/blog/

 

Wisconsin State Law Library http://wilawlibrary.gov/topics/education.php

 

 

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 herehttp://maps.legis.wisconsin.gov/

 

Senate District 4: Lena Taylor
Email: 
Sen.Taylor@legis.wisconsin.gov
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
Email: 
Sen.Vukmir@legis.wisconsin.gov
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
Email: 
Rep.Kessler@legis.wisconsin.gov
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
Email: 
Rep.Hutton@legis.wisconsin.gov
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
Email: 
Rep.Kooyenga@legis.wisconsin.gov
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

http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2017/09/21/gov-scott-walker-sign-76-b-wisconsin-budget-money-schools-fees-hybrids/688388001/

 

2017 02 08 Governor Walker's two-year budget http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/08/gov-scott-walker-wants-restore-some-his-past-cuts-wisconsin-schools-and-universities/97608986/

 

2017 02 01 Gov. Walker on state funding for schools http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2017/02/01/gov-walker-discusses-school-funding-budgets-wauwatosa-appearance/97357282/