Laskowski Sets Stage for School Board Race
Posted in the Germantown Forum
Since: Jan 12
#1 Jan 11, 2012
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
#2 Jan 16, 2012
I strongly support the approach to education as described by Lisa Laskowski. Building on the strengths of the Germantown School District and also taking on the challenges of the current economic environment requires a person of experience and having the ability to engage others in problem solving. Ms. Laskowski's small business experience and her demonstrated involvement in the day to day challenges of providing a strong education would add strength to our Board of Education. My children have graduated from the Germantown School District and I am grateful for the fine education they received. I wish the same for the children of Germantown today and in the future. I support Lisa Laskowski for the Germantown Board of Education.
#3 Jan 17, 2012
I also strongly support the candidacy of Lisa Laskowski. She has the right balance of fiscal conservatism that Germantown needs paired with the collaborative approach needed to ensure that our schools remain viable, relevant, and successful.
Parent, GHS BLT Chairperson, Germantown Civic Organizations.
#4 Feb 3, 2012
Lisa Laskowski represents the district's best chance to bring a much needed sense of balance and calm reason to a sharply divided board. She's a bright, articulate coalition builder who has the abiility to guide the district through challenging fiscal times. Lisa Laskowski cares deeply about education, is wholly committed to preserving the tradition of academic excellence that Germnantown has worked so hard to build.
#5 Mar 10, 2012
I support Sarah Larson. For any of the comments above stating that Lisa has the "right balance of conservatism" and or the "right person for the current economic challenges" - are you aware that Lisa signed the RECALL petition for Senator Alberta Darling? That she also was a Petitioner? Her signed petition was submitted 3/1/2011, page #305.
In a community that weighs heavily in conservative values 70-80% range, how can Lisa support a candidate as liberal as Pasch while be in line with our community? On Sandy's website - she supports collective bargaining rights. First - collective bargaining is a not a "right". It was a privilege that ran out of control given to state workers back in the 50's.
Lisa does not share my values. Alberta Darling did not flee the state, was doing her job properly and gave us no cause to fire her. People like Lisa are trying to negate my voice and my vote from November 2011 because her side lost.
Being a recall supporter is the furthest thing away from being "collaborative" and I can only assume she'd support our school board being locked in to the monopoly called WEAC for our insurance, bringing back archaic benchmarks such as seniority and all the inflexibility unions bring with them.
#6 Mar 13, 2012
She also circulated and signed a petition for recalling governor Walker. Petition number 096789 per the query done at iverifytherecall.com . She could not be farther from the values I hold in Germantown. She is absolutely not the candidate to represent the citizens in Germantown on the school board.
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