Legislative Advocacy Committee

  • Two school board members and three community members shall be appointed annually by the School Board President to inform and represent the School Board on matters of local, state, and national concern. The Legislative Advocacy Committee (LAC) shall also receive direction from the School Board on pending legislative matters at a School Board Meeting. The term of Legislative Advocacy service is one year, from May through April.

    In 2022, the Board of Education approved its biennial budget priorities for 2023-25. 

    Click here to view the Board-approved 2023-25 biennial budget priorities.

    Please click on each of the Legislative Priorities listed below to learn more about these priority areas.

    Our Resource Library has been developed using a bipartisan lens to support our community's understanding of school finance. Videos within the library are intended to provide an overview of how school finance works, as well as a brief explanation of many of the Board's budget priority areas. PDF documents and one-pagers deliver a deeper dive into these topics for those individuals who wish to learn more. 

    A calendar of the Joint Finance Committee's (JFC) upcoming meetings is linked below, for those individuals who wish to attend and for individuals who wish to advocate for their position via email, a link has been provided to all email addresses of local legislators and members of the JFC. Individual contact information for local legislatures can be found at the bottom of the page.  

    Please also explore the local and state organizations, as well as the state resources provided on this page. 

Legislative Priorities

  • Establish a Predictable and Sustainable K-12 Funding Model

  • Establish State Funding for School Safety and Security

  • Increase Funding for High Need/High Cost Students

  • Invest in Future Teachers

  • Provide for Local Control and Accountability

  • Access our Resource Library
  • View Joint Finance Committee Meeting Dates
  • Email local legislators and members of the Joint Finance Committee

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.