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Supporters of public education speak before the March 22nd SRC
APPS member Ilene Poses at 0:00
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APPS member Diane Payne at 3:16
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APPS member Lisa Haver at 6:15
SRC vote on Resolutions at 8:02
Ears on the SRC: March 22, 2018
by Diane Payne
April 2, 2018
Three of the remaining four commissioners were present for this special budget meeting of the SRC: Chair Wilkerson and Commissioners Richman and McGinley. Farah Jimenez departed the position abruptly and without explanation in January leaving four commissioners; Governor Wolf said he will not appoint a replacement. Commissioner Bill Green has assumed a laissez-faire attendance record since April 2017. It is not uncommon for Green to be absent, come in late in time to vote on resolutions (often totaling millions of dollars), miss staff presentations and public speakers, or leave early and call in to vote. This is now the seventh time he has been absent since April 2017. In the waning months of this lame duck SRC, Green continues to exhibit a pattern of behavior that would not be acceptable in the students whose welfare he has been charged to oversee.
Six members of APPS were present for this meeting; three spoke in defense of public education. To see their testimony see the video at top of this page.