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Notes from JFC Hearing

By John Forester | April 11, 2019

Yesterday, the Joint Finance Committee held it’s second of four public hearings on the 2019-21 state budget bill in Oak Creek.  The SAA was well-represented with superintendents Keith Posley (Milwaukee) and Deb Kerr (Brown Deer) providing testimony.  Deb Kerr was also joined by a team of Brown Deer administrators.  The following business managers also provided testimony:  John Stellmacher (Hartford), Jonathan Mitchell (St. Francis), Andrew Chromy (Oak Creek), Mike Gerlach (Fond du Lac), and Blaise Paul (South Milwaukee).  I’m also pleased to report that at least two special education directors, Amanda Mack (St. Francis) and Bridget Kotarak (Kenosha), delivered very compelling testimony on the need for increased funding for special education.

Many thanks to these SAA members for their leadership.

John Stellmacher Testimony

Jonathan Mitchell Testimony

Andrew Chromy Testimony

Mike Gerlach Testimony

Blaise Paul Testimony

Amanda Mack Testimony

For those of you planning to testify at one of the remaining hearings, here are my suggestions:

Once again, we need a strong showing at the remaining JFC budget hearings.  If you have questions about testifying please call me at 608-242-1370.

Here are the upcoming hearing locations and times:

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