Area School Superintendents To Attend State Budget Hearing In Green Bay
4/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
By Bob Dohr
School district administrators from Door and Kewaunee Counties will be among those attending Monday's state budget hearing in Green Bay.
Algoma Superintendent Ron Welch says if he gets the opportunity to speak he'll testify against the expansion of charter schools and voucher schools as proposed in Governor Walker's new two-year budget.
Sturgeon Bay School District Superintendent Joe Stutting says he's not against expanding the voucher system per se, but he says voucher schools should be held accountable the same way public schools are.
This is the second of four public meetings the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee is holding to gather input on the budget. The first was Thursday in Greenfield. The others will be held in Lake Delton and Baldwin.
Democratic leaders Friday said that wasn't enough of an opportunity for public feedback and announced an additional slate of 10 budget hearings to be held around the state. The Democratic leaders are also inviting Republican legislators to attend the meetings.