FDL School Board Opposes Expansion Of School Choice Voucher Program

The Fond du Lac School Board unanimously approved a resolution last night opposing the expansion of the school choice voucher program. District Superintendent Jim Sebert says the board felt the district needed to express its stance because both State Senator Rick Gudex and State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt have been so open about their support for the Governor’s proposal. He says the district did give Thiesfeldt access to their records after an open records request, but the board did agree to place an ad in the Action Advertiser three weeks ago. He says while the voucher proposal would expand funding for private schools, there’s been no proposal to expand funding for public schools. The state legislature’s Joint Finance Committee is supposed to take up educational issues in the state budget today including the school choice voucher program. No compromise has been reached by legislators on that proposal yet.