Just announced, special Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education meetings on Friday, July 27, Noon (Doyle Blg., rm 103), to create a new, one year Chief of Staff position at a cost of $170,000. This has to be done via a budget amendment, so it will require five votes. No public appearances; in order to weigh in write the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am agnostic on the need for this position, but believe that if Interim Superintendent Jane Belmore believes there is a need, than a case should be made in a manner that allows for public scrutiny and input. The agenda linked above provides no justification. Hell, it doesn’t even have a job description. There is no way for anyone to weigh the need vs the cost, and lacking that there is no way to give meaningful public input, except to say, “slow