On Monday, March 13, 2023, the Wauwatosa School District Board of Education approved its Legislative Advocacy Committee’s updated Legislative Priorities, which are aligned with Governor Evers’ biennium budget for 2023-2025. The priorities include requests for a predictable and sustainable funding model; established state funding for school safety and security; increased funding for high-need/high-cost students; an investment in future teachers; and a request for local control and accountability.
In an effort to increase the community’s understanding of the complexities of school finance, the Wauwatosa School District has created a library of materials including videos, one-pagers and talking points.
“As we continue to advocate for adequate funding for public education, it’s important that we educate not just our legislators, but the members of our community as well,” stated Dr. Demond Means, Superintendent of the Wauwatosa School District. “Public education funding is complex, but it is our hope that these resources will help to make the concepts a bit more user-friendly so our community has the understanding and tools they need to advocate for the children of Wauwatosa.”
More information about the School Board’s Legislative Advocacy Committee, as well as the Resource Library, can be found here.