The Madison School Board is down a member after Mary Burke abruptly quit last week.
And they’ve got a lot of work to do. They’ve got a new superintendent to hire — and are gearing up to ask voters for several hundred million dollars to repair the aging high school buildings. Of the remaining members, three are brand new, and the other three have served for just over a year.
The school board is recruiting applicants to fill the vacant seat. Applications for the seat are due to the School Board by the end of next week. The new member will serve the remainder of Mary Burke’s term, which is 9 months.
So far, former board member Ed Hughes has offered to come back. And today, civil rights attorney (and occasional WORT DJ) Jeff Spitzer-Resnick threw his hat in the ring.
W-O-R-T News Director Molly Stentz caught up with him earlier today.