A state lawmaker believes the Fond du Lac School District may have spent tax dollars inappropriately when it took out a Sunday newspaper ad regarding Governor Walker’s proposed voucher expansion. Republican Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt says the ad suggested that the Fond du Lac School Board had taken an official position on the issue when it fact hasn’t voted on a resolution that would clarify its position on school choice.
“I just don’t know how the school board can just gloss that over,” says Thiesfeldt who plans on filing an open records request.
Last night, with only four of its seven members present, the school board delayed voting on resolution that would support removing the choice school expansion from the proposed budget.
Board member Mark Jurgella says since the resolution was drafted there have been changes taking place in the Capitol. “Well I think with the change in the state budgeting there is an opportunity for us to get more public school funding where that didn’t appear to be the case previously, says Jurgella.”I’d like us to at least see where that develops.
There is talk within the majority party of boosting public school funding beyond the governor’s plan which would not increase public school per-pupil spending.
Bob Nelson-KFIZ contributed to this report