Despite the fact that there is STILL no snow on the ground in my south side of Wisconsin, there is an accumulation of another sort of precipitation.
I refer to the continued release of snow jobs from Governor Scott Walker’s message machine.
Monona Grove’s Jeff Knudson, a fourth grade teacher, says:
“When the state budget passed in Madison, a lot of us thought we might lose our jobs. We figured if we didn’t get laid off, our class sizes would become unmanageable. But that, didn’t happen.”
Monona Grove superintendent Craig Gerlach says the opposite:
“Next year, quite frankly, will be brutal…We struggled to put together a budget this year.
We made significant cuts in terms of programs, laid-off teachers…we closed a buildling. . …we’re looking at almost $2 million dollars this year and quite frankly, that’s going to be staggering.
I’m concerned that the thought is that we will continue to reduce benefits for staff. I don’t support that. Our staff has given up approximately 8% of their salary this year by contributions to their WRS and healthcare. .. We need to do that, however enough is enough…”
Thanks for this video, Holbein3626.
Jeff Simpson has a more extensive piece on what these cuts to the Monona School District entail over at Blogging Blue.