We believe that we need to keep the educational needs of the children in the forefront of all that we do.
Given the significant challenges facing our state, we believe that it is in the interests of the Monona Grove School District to maintain respectful partnerships and cooperative relationships that preserve rights and dignity for all. We agree that there is room for improvement in the laws governing the relationship between local governmental units and public employees. In our judgment, the proposals in the "Budget Repair Bill" give too little consideration for the possible disruptions that invariably result from such sweeping changes.
As such, we believe the collective bargaining provisions in the "Budget Repair Bill" should be reconsidered in a more collaborative process.
Our commitment must continue to be that of providing the best educational environment for our youth.
Monona Grove Board Of Education
Speaking for myself I would comment the continued statements by Gov. Walker that the collective bargaining provisions are intended to provide local governments with "the flexibility to deal with impending budget cuts" does compel those local governments to respond to the question of whether they want or need those provisions. While a number of local governmental units have approved statements in opposition to Walker's proposal, none (to my knowledge) have come out in support. This appears to me to significantly undermine the justification for the bill.