|Central Wisconsin||Susan Baumann-Duren
|Milwaukee Public Schools||Dena Radtke||E-mail Dena|
|Milwaukee (Non-MPS and Charter Schools)||VACANT|
|Suburban Milwaukee||Karen Zimmerman
|Northeast||Megan Baranczyk||E-mail Megan|
|Northcentral||Lisa Morgan||E-mail Lisa|
|Northwest||Deanna Ndebele||E-mail Deanna|
|Southcentral||Mary Ellen Wright||E-mail Mary|
|Western||Timothy Hanson||E-mail Timothy|
In developing regions throughout the state and appointing regional representatives, the WSSWA board wishes to establish a better system of support and communication among the membership throughout the state. Some regions in the state (such as the greater Milwaukee area) are fortunate to have many school social workers in neighboring school districts who are able to meet on a regular basis. This provides a natural support network among school social workers in those areas. However, there are parts of the state with very few school social workers, and networking among peers presents greater challenges. With this in mind, we set about to identify regions and develop a system of regional representatives to assist with networking, communication, and support among WSSWA members. Regions are set according to geographic areas that roughly coincide with the CESA regions. University of Wisconsin Madison, and University of Wisconsin Milwaukee will also be considered as regions. Each region would have a school social worker from that area serving as a regional representative. Regional representatives from UW Milwaukee and UW Madison be students enrolled in a program seeking certification in school social work. Regional representatives will act as a liaison between the WSSWA Board and the social workers in that geographic area or university. Roles and responsibilities, with mutual support between the WSSWA Board and regional representatives, are outlined as follows:
Regional Representatives agree to:
The WSSWA Board agrees to:
Regional representatives may serve as WSSWA board members, but this is not a requirement of serving as a regional representative.
*Travel expenses for agreed-upon meetings between the WSSWA Board and regional representatives will be paid by WSSWA, consistent with Board-approved guidelines.
Requests must come to the board from regional representatives
Requests must be submitted to WSSWA president at least two months before the event
Conferences and other regional events will be eligible to receive up to $250.00 for a half-day gathering, and $500.00 for full day. Requests will be approved at a board meeting, or by the executive committee (president, president-elect, past president, secretary, treasurer) through e-mail. President will be responsible for informing the group if a request was approved and, if not, why not.
Money can be used for the following: speaker fees and expenses, food, rental space, copying, supplies, equipment rental.
Priority for funding will be given to groups who have not received funding previously, or to regional representatives who are beginning to gather groups together from regions that have not been meeting/gathering … up to a total of $__________ per year per region.
A receipt must be submitted before a check is issued. Group requesting the money must pay first, get a receipt, and then fill out a Regional Gathering Funding Request.