For Immediate Use Wednesday, January 11, 2012
(Germantown, WI) Lisa Laskwoski, a candidate in this spring’s election for Germantown Board of Education, acknowledges the job she’s seeking is a challenging one; a job that she believes requires someone with both a moderate view and a clear understanding of education’s value to the community.
One of three candidates for At-Large Seat #1, Laskowski, says that in the present economic climate, board members must be prepared to perform something of a budgetary balancing act.“On the one hand,” she says,“taxpayers expect the board to hold the line on spending. On the other hand, they demand that board members work to preserve the high standard of education for which the district is known.”
Laskowski, 42, is President of Colgate-based Clinical Edge, Inc., a firm that provides training and data auditing services to medical professionals involved in clinical trails throughout the United States and in other countries. She says her experience as an entrepreneur demonstrates that she can achieve economies of scale without compromising quality.
Pledging to work cooperatively with other board members, district administration, and the public to identify creative solutions, Laskowski confides she is alarmed by the contentiousness, extreme views and lack of transparency that have occasionally marked the school board’s dealings.“Anyone can argue. Anyone can vote to slash spending and make our schools less than they were,” she says.“Guiding the district through challenging fiscal times requires someone with a level head whose primary goal is to serve the best educational interests of the whole community.
Holding a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, a certificate in women's studies, and a masters degree in public health, Laskowski believes education is the key to raising successful, creative, intrinsically motivated children and to creating high-functioning society.“I just want to do my part to assure that our kids receive a quality education and are part of a community that is able to attract and retain the best and brightest teachers,” she says.
Laskowski has two school-age daughters, and is active in the PTA at Germantown's Amy Belle School. She also serves as a Brownie leader, classroom volunteer and chair of the school’s Dinner with the Arts fundraising event.
The spring primary will be held Tuesday, February 21st, with the general election slated for Tuesday, April 3rd.
Authorized by Lisa Laskowski, Citizens for Quality Education