WASBO Information for the State Education Convention

January 16-19, 2018

As you prepare to attend the WASB-WASDA-WASBO State Education Convention in Milwaukee, here are a few pieces of information that may be helpful. Links will continue to be added as the convention date approaches.

Map of Downtown Milwaukee

Congratulations to WASBO Award Winners

  • Chad Trowbridge, Business Manager, Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District – 2018 School Business Manager of the Year (Sponsored by BELFOR Property Restoration). Award presented at the general session on Wednesday, January 17, 10 AM - 12 PM, Ballroom CD at the Wisconsin Center. Chad will also be recognized at the WASBO Business Meeting, Thursday, January 18.
  • Edward Then, Business Manager, School District of Crandon - 2018 New School Business Manager of the Year (Sponsored by Key Benefit Concepts). Award presented at the WASBO Business Meeting, Thursday, January 18 from 12-1:15 PM at the Hilton Empire Ballroom.

WASBO Lunch and Business Meeting

Thursday, January 18 from 12-1:15 PM at the Hilton Empire Ballroom.
This is a ticketed event, so if you plan to attend you need to purchase your ticket through WASB. Please join your colleagues in congratulating our award recipients, meeting candidates for Director and Treasurer on the WASBO Board, and to learn more about what is happening in WASBO. Below are downloadable documents for the business meeting:


The Exhibit Hall is open on Wednesday, January 17, from 9 AM to 4:30 PM and on Thursday, January 18, from 9 AM to 2 PM. You will find us at booth #901. Plan to stop by and network with your colleagues. We thank members for providing staffing at the booth and sharing the benefits of WASBO membership and upcoming professional development opportunities with conference attendees.

Be sure to visit the WASBO Service Affiliate exhibitors recognized with their Service Affiliate Tag. Thank them for their support of WASBO.

Viterbo Graduate Credit Opportunity

Earn one graduate credit through Viterbo University by attending the State Education Convention. Online registration is available. For questions, visit the Viterbo University booth #1006. The cost is $220 payable to Viterbo. 
Online RegistrationCredit ValidationSyllabusGradesTranscripts

WASBO Committee Meetings

Thursday, January 18, 2018

WASBO Spring Conference Committee, 1:30-2:30 pm
Hilton, Wright A Room

WASBO Sessions

The WASBO Joint Convention Planning Committee and the School Finance Puzzle Planning Committee planned the following sessions for the convention. Many thanks for their hard work.

Pre-Convention Workshops

School Finance Puzzle
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
, 1:30-5 pm • Hyatt Regency A Milwaukee
Attendees will receive a hands-on, interactive approach to take the confusion out of school finance. They will gain a conceptual and historical understanding of the major components of the Wisconsin school finance system. Participants will have an interactive discussion that provides background on constitutional issues, court cases and today's laws. Attendees will become acquainted with the basics of revenue limits, equalization aid, property taxes and referendums - how these components interrelate and how they impact board decision-making. School board members and administrators will leave the session with increased confidence in discussing school finance concepts and using this knowledge to help foster an environment of trust in their communities for the benefit of students.

Joint Convention Website

You can find the most up-to-date information at wasb.org/convention.
Post-Convention: Conference handouts will be posted on the schedule page.