Legislative Agenda

The purpose of the SWSA legislative agenda is to proactively influence public policy related to education through coordinated legislative advocacy efforts for the benefit of students, families, and communities.  The SWSA is committed not only to the 200,000 students we educate in our public schools, but also the 860,000 traditional public school students served across the state.  Our 2019-2021 Legislative Priorities are founded in our mission, core beliefs, and our vision of public education in Wisconsin.

The SWSA believes that legislative advocacy should be supported by sound and credible research and supports this through our partnership with Hanover Research, the Wisconsin Policy Forum, and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Southeastern Wisconsin Schools Alliance is guided by six core beliefs.

Children are the center of our mission and the purpose of our work. A world class education is essential for educating all students to become happy, contributing, and successful members of society.

Citizens, families, and communities of Wisconsin expect a strong public school system to support their children. This education system is essential for a healthy, vibrant community and economic vitality.

The State of Wisconsin has a long-standing tradition of providing and investing in world class public education. Education funding is a key component of our State Budget to support the unique and diverse needs of the student populations served.

SWSA representatives are leaders that are passionate in their commitment to achieving a world class education for all students. Our members are made up of a diverse population that reflects the world we live in.

Innovative thinking and agility are essential to forming relationships /partnerships to create and build an education system that enables our students to achieve their highest potential and become leaders.

Accountability measures for teaching and learning are critical for systematically tracking and improving student achievement levels.

Evidence based research and data will form the foundation of SWSA’s work to create and advocate for world class education policies and practices.

2019-2021 Legislative Priorities:

The SWSA membership is currently drafting and refining their legislative priorities for the 2019-2021 legislative session.  Please check back in November, 2018 to see where the membership is planning to focus their efforts and how you can stay involved for the upcoming legislative session.