Board Watch

Don Severson sent this email over the weekend regarding Monday’s BOE meeting (5.17.2004) :

Please join me (Don Severson) in a MMSD Board of Education watch Monday evening, May 17 at about 6:00 p.m. The agenda is copied below. The Board will start discussing amendments to the 04-05 budget proposed by Supt. Rainwater sometime by 6:00. The Board will ostensibly make decisions on $9.9 million worth cuts and changes to the budget. The rules of the Board discussion on the budget preclude public input at this meeting.
It is critical, however, that we have a strong show of community interest in
their deliberations.

They need to know people are concerned and watching. You will be frustrated and probably disappointed, but you really need to see and hear how they ‘function’ to really get a sense of what is going on. We have
to show them that there is interest and concern by others than the few of us
who have been watching and working on them since last fall. We must take this
action as a visible next step in the ground swell of initiatives that must be
taken to get change to occur insofar as how this school board, administration
and system operates.
Please let me know that YOU WILL ATTEND the meeting MONDAY NIGHT!
Reply to me with this email. Call me at 238-8300 or 577-0851. THANK YOU.
Speak with your feet and your presence!!
Encourage friends to also go to the meeting–even if you can’t go yourself.
Monday, May 17, 2004
5:00 p.m.Special Board of Education Meeting – Executive Session
pursuant to Wis. Stat. Sections 19.85(1)(a)(e)(f)(g); 118.125; and
Approval of Executive Session Minutes dated April 19, 2004
Review of Disciplinary Action Recommended to be Taken Against Three Students
Bus Vendor Proposals for Providing Transportation Services for 2004-07 School
Special Board of Education Meeting continued in Open Session Announcements
2004-05 Association of Madison School District Administrators (AMSDA) Salary
and Benefits Proposal
Resolution regarding 50th Anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education – See
Appendix 1
2004-05 Amended Proposed Budget and Board Amendments to the Superintendent�s
2004-05 Amended Proposed Budget
Other Business
Doyle Administration Bldg
Room 103
545 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53703