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The move toward filing the documents necessary to seek secession from the Milwaukee Area Technical College tax district has begun to draw some debate amongst the politicos in Germantown.
Village President Kempinski has been quoted as being concerned with the seemingly slow movement in this process, and School Board President Erdmann says that we shouldn't worry because it is being taken up in July for ultimate filing in August.
Some have pointed to the earlier appointment of Superintendent Victor Rossetti as the death blow to any secession movement since Germantown is now directly represented on the MATC Board.
Mr. Rossetti will serve his last day as superintendent on June 30th. What happens then? Does he have to step down or is he permitted to serve out his term since he is then a 'former' superintendent. What happens if he moves from the MATC district? Is he immediately susceptible to removal if he doesn't resign?
Interesting questions all. I have written earlier of some concern since the MATC discussion had been quiet for a seemingly long period of time. Then we were advised that we shouldn't worry since the school board would resume its discussion in July.
We are still a long way from the actual filing of documents and then we must await the decision of the state technical college board that is due within ninety days of the filing. Then, even if we were to be successful...and that is far from a certainty...the actual secession wouldn't occur until the start of a new fiscal period for technical colleges.
And, of course, while this all plays out, we are being over-taxed and under-served by the money-eating monster that we know as MATC.
What we don't need are any artificial obstacles cropping up along the pathway to change.