With three Madison Metropolitan School District budget hearings thus far (video of the first two here on the district Budget Page), all the Edgewater public testimony, the Dane County Immigration Task Force feedback session and more, lately I’ve watched or read a lot of examples of citizens making their case before government officials. Kathy Liska’s testimony from last Monday’s School Board’s meeting in the video above is one of the best I’ve witnessed. Watch it, she’s as good as Megan Fox on school funding.
Ms Liska has testified at all three school budget hearings. On Monday she was one of only five people to testify. I had the pleasure of meeting her and talking a little, she said she’d be back to testify at the June 1, 2010 hearing. Will you be there? Do you care enough to be there?
I’ll be there, pushing my proposals for Budget Amendments which take money from some of the $13 million in cuts and use it to improve the district. It would be great if others would join me in supporting this, or offer their own ideas on June 1.
That’s Tuesday June 1, 2010, 5:00 PM, Doyle Building Auditorium. This is essentially your last chance. If you can’t make it, drop the Board a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thomas J. Mertz