Governance

WASBO Constitution

The WASBO Constitution was approved at the second reading on May 27, 2016.

WASBO Vision

To be the most influential Wisconsin organization for state and national school business management and leadership.

WASBO Mission

To provide professional development, to foster a network of support and to advocate for funding that ensures outstanding educational opportunities for all children in Wisconsin.

WASBO Code of Ethics

High standards of ethical behavior for the Professional School Business Official are essential and compatible with the purpose of public education and to their commitment to leadership in the continuing improvement of the educational enterprise. To that end, Professional School Business Officials shall:

  • Adhere to local, state and national laws
  • Accept responsibility for mastering, contributing to and sharing in the growth of specialized knowledge, concepts, and skills which are necessary to perform their duties
  • Perform and direct the Business Functions of the district in full support of educational opportunities provided to “all persons” in the district.
  • Honor the public trust of the position above any economic or social rewards; not permit considerations of private gain nor personal economic interest to affect the discharge of their professional responsibilities; and recognize that the schools are the public's business and seek to keep the community informed about its schools.

WASBO Belief Statements

  • We have a responsibility to develop school business professionals who are visionary educational leaders.
  • In being committed to high quality performance, professionalism and ethical standards in all endeavors of the Association.
  • We have a responsibility to provide the infrastructure for the delivery of quality educational programs for students.
  • In advocating the concept that every child is entitled to a quality education supported by comprehensive school funding systems that are stable, adequate and equitable.
  • School Business Officials play a key role in the responsible, equitable and effective use of resources available to educate children.
  • We should foster communication by providing networking opportunities, continuing education and training for members and non-members to address the needs of lifelong learners.
  • Continuous improvement should be fostered by information, critical evaluation and reflection.
  • Enhanced leadership is promoted by mentorship among our members.
  • There should strong alliances among educational organizations.

WASBO Policy Governance

WASBO Strategic Plan

WASBO Goals

Professional Development

  • WASBO will provide meaningful, relevant and accessible continuous opportunities for idea/best practice exchange (between) for members. We can do this by:
    • Evaluation of conferences by those attending
    • Mentoring – evaluation of mentoring program
    • Solicit topics for conferences from members
    • Identify, create and deliver programs

Networking

  • WASBO will increase and improve networking opportunities to improve the relationships between educational leaders.
    • Attendance and attendee evaluation

Advocacy

  • WASBO will provide resources, training, and support to members and educational organizations to improve advocacy skills that enhance their influence on the decision making of policy makers in regards to school finance. Wisconsin’s PK-12 Pathway to World-Class Student Success
    • Success rate of initiatives from the SAA agenda
    • Media outlets referenced educated quotes from WASBO member regarding school financial policies and the impacts of those policies
    • Number of members trained by SAA to advocate
    • Number of contacts/meetings between WASBO members and legislators
    • Number of member testimony opportunities
    • Number of participants in the SAA Pac
    • Develop sessions for advocacy