Here's my email:
Here's the response (highlights mine):Mr. Harris, I would like to encourage you to support the partnership between Carmen High School of Science & Technology and Pulaski. Please put the students of Milwaukee first in your decision. I'd also like to know why individual emails for the board members are not on the MPS website. That should be addressed immediately. Thank you in advance for your wise decision.
I'm not sure how to change this policy, but if I can ever get a hold of Wendell Harris I'm going to encourage him to push for a change. This is an absolutely unacceptable procedure. I'm thinking that if they can't handle the "voluminous" amount of emails they get from constituents, they should resign the position and allow someone who can handle citizen feedback.The members of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors take their obligations to the people whom they represent very seriously. The members of the Board have employment outside their duties on the Board and therefore may not be able to access their emails, which can be quite voluminous, on a regular basis. Many feel that, in order to ensure that their constituents receive as rapid responses as possible to any questions or concerns that they may have, it is best that the Office of Board Governance receive them directly. Please rest assured that Board members are made aware of any email or other communications that they may receive through the Office of Board Governance, as well as any responses that the Office may make on their behalf. Annette Fayne Office of Board Governance