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Come and meet the volunteer leaders of Support Our Schools - Wauwatosa, a parent-led group advocating for fairness in funding at the state level and other issues. This casual get-to-know event will include a short talk about who SOS - Wauwatosa is, why we do what we...

$270 million

$270 million

We think local taxpayers deserve to know how much of their money is going to private voucher schools. Last year alone, it was nearly $270 million statewide. Join SOS Wauwatosa in asking that the voucher program be paused so all schools are held accountable in equal...

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Get to Know Us Event

Come and meet the volunteer leaders of Support Our Schools - Wauwatosa, a parent-led group advocating for fairness in funding at the state level and other issues. This casual get-to-know event will include a short talk about who SOS - Wauwatosa is, why we do what we...

$270 million

$270 million

We think local taxpayers deserve to know how much of their money is going to private voucher schools. Last year alone, it was nearly $270 million statewide. Join SOS Wauwatosa in asking that the voucher program be paused so all schools are held accountable in equal...

How To Communicate With Your School Board

School Board members live in our community – they provide leadership and make decisions about our schools. They work with the Superintendent and other school district staff to set budgets, create and review policies, approve school calendars, approve curriculum, consider personnel recommendations, etc. Board members are elected to three­ year terms and receive no financial compensation for their service.

The Wauwatosa School Board website has a list of all of its members with their contact information. If you have concerns or questions, you can contact School Board members by phone, email, or mail. The website also posts School Board agendas, minutes, calendars, and provides links to past recordings and live streaming of meetings. Two public meetings are held per month, with an opportunity for public comment at each meeting.

If you decide to contact a School Board member individually, here are some suggestions:

  • Share your name, address and other contact information (phone, email).
  • Tell them what you’re concerned about
  • Tell them a short story about who you are and why you’re concerned.
  • Ask if they can help and share any suggestions you have to address the issue.
  • Thank them for their time and service; they are volunteers and don’t have an easy job.

If you decide you would like to speak at a School Board meeting, there is an opportunity for public comment on non­agenda items near the beginning and at the end of each meeting. There’s also opportunity for public comment after each agenda item. Speakers are asked to limit their comments to 3 minutes. Although school board members may choose to respond, this is generally not a question and answer session nor is there time for extensive debate. Questions and more detailed conversations are generally handled through individual communication with school board members.