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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.  

September 20th Edition 

AWSA Update

Know Your AWSA Services: Career Center

We know how much school leadership matters.  AWSA’s Career Center provides members with the information and support they need to grow in this important profession, including:

  • Compensation information and data

  • Contract review and support

  • Job-related consultation

  • Job Postings (personalized job alerts)

  • Interview preparation

  • Resume/cover letter review

Memorial Service for Chuck Hilston to be Held September 23

Charles R. "Chuck" Hilston, executive director Emeritus of the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators (AWSA), passed away Friday, July 21, 2023.  Family, friends, and colleagues will celebrate his life at a memorial service on September 23 at Luther Memorial Church in Madison.  Details for the service can be found in the obituaryRead more.

Seclusion and Restraint Reports Due by October 1

It’s back-to-school time when summer school and fall planning give way to a fresh new school year.  Each year brings with it the opportunity and obligation to post annual notices and prepare reports.  Each school in the district must complete the Seclusion and Restraint Report by October 1 of each year.  This report is one of those requirements that can easily get lost in the excitement that the fall brings. Read more.

Restorative Practices: The Key Actions of School Leaders for Effective Implementation

By Dr. Amy L. Starzecki, District Administrator, Superior School District

When I arrived in Superior in 2018, district discipline data showed a large number of students being suspended or expelled each year. We saw specific populations were being suspended or expelled disproportionately as compared to their peers. The use of suspension and expulsion resulted in loss of instructional time with students out of the classroom and was having a direct impact on student learning. As an administrative team, we wanted to better understand disciplinary actions that minimize a student’s time outside of the classroom and reduce future incidents. We brought “Restorative Practices” to our school district. Four research findings rose to the top as most important for principals to ensure effective implementation of restorative practice.  Read more.

Leveraging Wisconsin’s Modified School-Based Mental Health Services State Funding

In the 2023-2025 State Budget, Act 19 changed how funds are distributed under the SBMHS Grant program from a competition to a per pupil allocation to all school districts and ICSs. Read more.