Mary Burke announced Friday she’s stepping down from her position on the Madison School Board after seven years.
Burke, who was first elected to the board in 2012, said in a statement her departure comes as her “personal and professional commitments do not allow me the time and energy needed to fulfill my term.”
“I have faith that the Board will hire a great new superintendent, pass a transformative referendum and continue towards fulfilling our mission of every student graduating college, career and community ready,” she said in a statement.
The School Board will discuss filling the vacant seat when it meets Monday night. Board policy calls for a vacant seat to be filled by appointment within 60 days of a resignation.
According to the policy, interested candidates will need to file a statement of interest of no more than 700 words with the district, including:
Ms Burke initially supported the later aborted (by a majority of the School Board) Madison Preparatory Academy IB Charter school.
“The data clearly indicate that being able to read is not a requirement for graduation at (Madison) East, especially if you are black or Hispanic”.