WCASS Membership Rates Are Going Up!

Starting August 1, 2017 WCASS Membership rates will increase. You will need to have your 2017-18 WCASS membership renewed and paid in full by July 31 or you may be subject to the rate increase.  All payments on current open membership invoices must be secured by July 31.  You can pay online or over the phone by credit card. Checks will be accepted in the office on and up until July 31.  

Member Benefits

WCASS is a statewide organization devoted to improving services to children with special needs by promoting professional leadership, providing opportunity for study of issues pertaining to special services, and facilitating communication and collaboration on behalf of special needs students. 

Read: Top 10 Reasons to Join WCASS

Membership dues are payable on-line with Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express, or you may select an option at the end of the on-line application to be invoiced. Join WCASS today!

WCASS benefits are as follows for each member type:

WCASS Professional Membership

Benefits include: 
  • Wisconsin Education News daily email 
  • Attendance at WCASS Winter and Spring Conferences at a special membership rate
  • Attendance at WCASS meetings such as membership and regional meetings
  • Right to vote on issues related to the organization including constitution changes, elected positions, and position papers
  • Opportunity, when appointed, to represent WCASS on WDPI committees 
  • Opportunity to participate on WCASS committees
  • Eligibility to run for a WCASS elected office
  • Membership in the School Administrators Alliance (SAA)
  • SAA Legislative Alerts 
  • Access to “Members Only” sections of the WCASS website 
  • Quarterly electronic WCASS newsletters
  • Periodic membership updates related to developing educational news
  • New Directors Weekly Discussion Starters upon request 
  • Peer to Peer Communication Forum access
Join as a WCASS Professional Member (Fee $350)

Educational Leadership Membership

Benefits include: 
  • Wisconsin Education News email 
  • Attendance at WCASS Winter and Spring conferences at a special membership rate
  • Attendance at WCASS meetings such as membership and regional meetings
  • SAA Legislative Alerts 
  • Access to “Members Only” sections of the WCASS website 
  • Quarterly electronic WCASS newsletters
  • Periodic membership updates related to developing educational news
  • New Directors Weekly Discussion Starters upon request
  • Wisconsin Education News email
  • Peer to Peer Communication Forum access
Educational Leadership Membership does not include voting rights, eligibility to run for elected WCASS leadership positions, or the opportunity to represent WCASS on WDPI committees or serve on WCASS committees.

Join as an Educational Leadership Member (Fee $200)

School Law Associate Membership

Benefits include: 
  • Electronic notice of all WCASS conference announcements
  • Wisconsin Education News email  
  • Quarterly electronic WCASS Newsletter
  • A listing in the online Buyer’s Guide on the WCASS website 
  • The opportunity to advertise in the WCASS Newsletter at a discounted rate
  • The opportunity to submit educational articles for the WCASS 
  • The opportunity to sponsor events in conjunction with WCASS conferences and activities
School Law Associate Membership does not include voting rights, eligibility to run for elected WCASS leadership positions, or the opportunity to represent WCASS on WDPI committees or serve on WCASS committees. 

Join as a School Law Associate Individual or Law Firm (Fee – Individual Attorney $300, Law Firm Group $600)

Business Associate Membership

Benefits include: 
  • Electronic notice of all WCASS conference announcements
  • Wisconsin Education News email  
  • Quarterly electronic WCASS Newsletter
  • A listing in the online Buyer’s Guide on the WCASS website 
  • The opportunity to advertise in the WCASS Newsletter at a discounted rate
  • The opportunity to submit educational articles for the WCASS 
  • The opportunity to sponsor events in conjunction with WCASS conferences and activities
Additional information:
  • Business Associate Membership does not constitute a WCASS endorsement of any goods or services  
  • Organizations with CASE Endorsed products will acknowledged in the WCASS Online Buyer’s Guide
  • The benefits described are available to one company representative for each Business Associate Membership. This membership can be transferred within the company.
Business Associate Membership does not include voting rights, eligibility to run for elected WCASS leadership positions, or the opportunity to represent WCASS on WDPI committees or serve on WCASS committees.

Join as a Business Associate (Fee $300)

Aspiring Adminstrator Membership

Benefits include:
  • Attendance at WCASS Winter and Spring conferences at a special membership rate
  • Attendance at WCASS meetings such as membership and regional meetings
  • SAA Legislative Alerts 
  • Access to “Members Only” sections of the WCASS website 
  • Quarterly electronic WCASS newsletters
  • Periodic membership updates related to developing educational news
  • New Directors Weekly Discussion Starters upon request
  • Wisconsin Education News email
Aspiring Administrator Membership does not include voting rights, eligibility to run for elected WCASS leadership positions, or the opportunity to represent WCASS on WDPI committees or serve on WCASS committees.

Join as an Aspiring Administrator (Fee $40)

A variety of Retiree memberships are also available to those who have retired but would like to remain WCASS members. Please contact the WCASS office at 608.245.2511 if you have retired and would like to update your membership type.