Milwaukee Board of School Directors President Dr. Michael Bonds announced Monday that the Milwaukee Board of School Directors will consider a resolution by Director Larry Miller calling on Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Legislature to restore adequate funding to public schools in Wisconsin.
Gov. Walker’s proposed biennial budget cuts more than $127 million in funds to school districts statewide and also fails to provide inflationary increases.
The resolution, in part, calls on the Legislature to ” … reject any decrease in anticipated revenue in the first year of the biennium, while also providing inflationary revenue increases in both years.”
“School boards across the state are stepping forward to make sure the devastating impact of the Governor’s proposed budget is understood,” Bonds said. “I fully support Director Miller’s resolution and the call for action.”
Director Miller’s resolution will be introduced at the Milwaukee Board of School Directors’ regular monthly board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26. The meeting will be held in the Donald O’Connell Auditorium in the School Administration Building, 5225 W. Vliet St.