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Act 20 Webinar
May 23, 2024 1-3pm

Administrative Assistants Conference
July 24-25, 2024, Madison

Elementary Principals Convention
October 9-11, 2024, 
Elkhart Lake

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Welcome to AWSA's bi-weekly newsletter! Below you will find our most recent edition of the AWSA Update Bulletin. Located on the side you will find current and past articles, current events and sponsor information.  


May 22nd Edition 

AWSA Update

2024 Title IX Regulations: What Do Principals Need to Know?

On April 19, 2024, the Department of Education released its Final Rule setting forth updated Title IX regulations that prohibit sex-based discrimination and harassment in any schools that receive federal funding. The new regulations take effect August 1, 2024. The following changes will be important for principals to know upon implementation of the new Title IX regulations to help ensure that all students and staff have equal access to education programs and activities. Read more here.


2023-24 Enacted Legislation Impacting Schools

On May 16, 2024, DPI released a summary of state legislation enacted for the 2023-24 legislative session.  The DPI summary includes a brief description of each bill, links to statutory texts and explanatory memos.  Vetoed bills are also included in the DPI summary.  Below is a brief recap of some of the highlights of the 2023-24 legislative session.  It is not exhaustive but intended to give you a “quick read” overview of new laws, and to encourage you to take a deeper dive into the excellent resources available on all of these laws. Read more here.

The Principal’s Calendar Now Available!

AWSA has created a monthly calendar to help you maximize your time.  Click here for the full PDF version or here for a printer-friendly version. Want to customize it? Open the Google Doc, make a copy, and then edit to fit your needs!


2024 Elementary Principals’ Convention: Registration is Open

The 2024 Elementary Principals’ Convention will feature sessions by Douglas Reeves, Josh Varner, high-impact school leaders, and AWSA thought leaders. Register today for this fantastic learning opportunity, which will be held October 9-11, 2024, at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake!


Some Spots Still Available for School Administrative Assistants Conference

Please encourage your administrative assistant to register for the School Administrative Assistants’ Conference July 24-25, 2024 at the Madison Marriott West.  


Are You Retiring? 

If you are retiring this year, please let us know by sending an email to [email protected]. We’d like to include you in our recognition announcement and also share with you information about retired membership with AWSA.


John Hattie in Wisconsin on July 12

AWSA, WASDA, and the CESA Statewide Network are working with Corwin Press to bring John Hattie to Wisconsin on July 12.  See registration materials here (use code VLPACK for $25 off registration). These groups will be co-sponsoring a conference devoted to school improvement each summer. The 2025 conference will be held June 25-27, 2025, in Green Bay—more details to follow.