Policy 8540 – School Board Legislative Program (Legislative Liaison)

The Kenosha Unified School Board operates within the bounds of state and federal laws that affect public education. To meet its responsibilities to the residents and students of the community, the Board shall be kept informed of pending legislation and shall actively communicate its concerns and make its positions known to elected representatives at both the state and federal level.

By advocating for the passage of laws that advance the cause of student learning and achievement, of adequate school funding and efficient and effective school operation, the Board shall work with its legislative representatives (both state and federal) and with the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, in developing an active and non partisan legislative advocacy program.

The Board will also consider and act on state and federal legislative issues at its regular meetings while conducting an active program of communications with state and federal legislators. The Superintendent of Schools, the Board President, or designee shall regularly communicate information on District goals and needs to state and federal legislators and other government officials.

Finally, a legislative liaison may be appointed annually by the School Board President to inform and represent the School Board on matters of local, state and national concern. Such person shall also receive direction from the School Board on pending legislative matters at a public School Board meeting. Where time does not permit, the legislative liaison may poll the School Board to determine a position on specific matters. Such position shall be confirmed at the next public School Board meeting.


AFFIRMED: May 25, 1993


  • July 10, 2001
  • February 24, 2015