The agenda for the Monday November 30th Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education meeting lists a “Discussion with State Joint Finance Committee Co-Chairs regarding K-12 Funding in Wisconsin and the Impact of the State Budget on School District Finances.” So State Representative Mark Pocan and State Senator Mark Miller will be talking money with the Board. They were two of the most powerful individuals in the passage of the recent state budget that hit the schools in Madison and around the state so hard. It will be interesting to hear what they have to say.
I do hope they are more forthright and and forthcoming than they have been previously on this topic. Pocan’s column in the Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association Newsletter (page 16) was particularly bad in this regard.
The meeting is at 5:00 PM in room 103 of the Doyle Building. There is no public testimony, but if you are interested I’d plan on showing up because the last time the Board met with legislators is the only meeting in recent memory that was not broadcast or recorded.
Thomas J. Mertz