Madison Metropolitan School District
Madison, Wisconsin

Art Rainwater, Superintendent
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Minutes for Legislative
February 28, 2005
Doyle Administration Building
545 West Dayton Street, Room 103
Madison, Wisconsin

Legislative Committee meeting was called to order by Carol Carstensen at 5:32 p.m.

MEMBERS PRESENT: Board Members Carol Carstensen and Bill Clingan

Citizen Members Erica Laughlin and Tim Saterfield

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Bill Keys, Ruth Robarts

MEMBERS ABSENT: Shwaw Vang

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES PRESENT: Oliver Kiefer

STAFF PRESENT: Jane Belmore, Mary Gulbrandsen, Roger Price, Joe Quick, Art Rainwater, Ann Wilson-Recording Secretary

1. Approval of Minutes

It was moved by Erica Laughlin and seconded by Tim Saterfield to approve the minutes of the Legislative Committee meeting dated December 6, 2004 with one correction - to change Erica Rosch to Erica Laughlin. Motion unanimously carried by those present.

2. Public Appearances

There were no public appearances.

3. Announcements

There were no announcements.

4. Governor Doyle's 2005-2007 Biennial Budget

(Printed materials provided - 2005-07 Biennial Budget Issues, Members of Joint Committee on Finance - both attached to the original of these minutes.)

Joe Quick explained and answered questions about the School Finance and Educational/Student Resources issues he presented in written form. He noted the Finance Committee would be holding five hearings around the state. The hearing in Madison will be on March 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the State Capitol. He anticipates the Joint Finance Committee will make its recommendations to the Legislature around Memorial Day and that there will not be many changes to their proposed budget until the Governor receives it. Fourteen items, mostly in the Educational package, came as a result of recommendations of the Governor's Task Force on Educational Excellence.

In response to a question about how important it would be to have testimonials at the hearing, Joe Quick responded that the Wisconsin Association of School Boards is holding its annual Day at the Capitol on March 16. Their plan is to have school administrators meet with legislators on that day before the hearing. Writing letters to the co-chairs of the Joint Finance Committee would be an effective way to communicate as an alternative to attending the hearings.

5. Other Business

There was no other business.

6. Adjournment

It was moved by Erica Laughlin and seconded by Tim Saterfield to adjourn the meeting at 5:58 p.m. Motion unanimously carried by those present.

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