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VIDEO | Independent Task Force to examine facilities in West Bend School District

June 17, 2019 – West Bend, WI – There was a presentation Monday, June 17 at the West Bend School Board meeting as a community group stepped up to complete a facilities study in the West Bend School District. The Task Force is led by West Bend Mayor Kraig Sadownikow,

VIDEO | The future of Fund 46 in the West Bend School District

June 17, 2019 – West Bend, WI – During a portion of the Monday, June 10, West Bend School Board meeting a discussion came up about Fund 46. Andy Sarnow, WBSD finance director, said Fund 46 was established in July 2014. “We established our Fund 46 five years ago,

Today is Election Day, April 2, remember to vote!

April 2, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – It’s Election Day and polls are open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. There are a couple races on the ballot.  Click HERE to find what races are in your district. It’s simple to go to myvote.wi.gov and search for what’s

Letters to the Editor | Vote ‘No’ on the total $74 million West Bend School District referendum | By Dave Weigand

Washington Co., WI – There is a referendum in the West Bend School District on the April 2 ballot.    Dear Editor, I am voting NO to the $74 million-plus (including the interest costs) West Bend School District (WBSD) referendum on April 2. I ask all District residents to

Letters to the Editor | Vote ‘No’ on the $74 million total referendum | By Jim Geldreich

Washington Co., WI – There is a referendum in the West Bend School District on the April 2 ballot.     Dear Editor: School referenda are reaching an epidemic level in Wisconsin including here in Washington County.  Local referenda saddle modest sized school districts such as ours with overwhelming

Letter to the Editor | Vote ‘No’ on the April 2 West Bend School District Referendum | By Mary Weigand

March 25, 2019 – West Bend, WI – As an interested community member and a member of the Citizens Facilities Advisory Committee for the WBSD I will be voting NO on the school referendum question. I went with curiosity to the informational meeting at Jackson Elementary School. During the

Letter to the Editor | Vote April 2 for referendum in West Bend School District | By Brian Mekka

March 21, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The security, safety, and surroundings of children should be some of the top concerns of any school district.  I doubt many people would disagree with that.  I plan to support the West Bend School District’s referendum on April 2nd.  From the information I’ve seen and research

Guest Editorial | Is West Bend Planning to Build a School For Germantown Kids? | By Owen Robinson

Feb. 3, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Ever since the West Bend School Board started down the road of building a new Jackson Elementary School, something has struck me as odd about the location. Follow me here… The plans for a New Jackson Elementary School in the West

VIDEO | West Bend School District total for April 2, 2019 referendum is $74 million

Jan. 15, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend School Board set the initial resolution for the April 2, 2019 referendum question at $47 million. The true cost with interest at about 4.25 percent, according to John Mehan with Robert W. Baird & Co., will bring the total to

VIDEO | West Bend School District discusses possible referendum total

Dec. 12, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend School Board discussed moving forward with an April 2019 referendum involving Jackson Elementary School and updates to the West Bend High Schools. Although the board did not put a final figure on the bonding amount the discussion centered on

West Bend School Board votes on purchase of Jackson property

Nov. 27, 2018 – West Bend, WI – There was an 84-14 vote of the electorate (residents 18 years old and older and living in the West Bend School District) on Monday, Nov. 26, during a special meeting in the West Bend School District. The vote encouraged the board to

Letter to the Editor | $85 million referendum will not improve student performance | By Valery Brussat

Nov. 16, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Did you receive, or do you give money for a good report card? The West Bend School District will be asking for a $50 million school referendum ($85 million in real dollars when you add interest) to build a new elementary

Reviewing details behind the Town of Trenton referendum | By Joseph Gonnering

  Nov. 6, 2018 – Town of Trenton, WI – The roads in the Town of Trenton are in dire need of significant annual maintenance work. Maintaining roads is essential in order to preserve the road in its originally constructed condition, protect adjacent resources, and provide efficient, convenient travel

November road referendum on tap for Town of Trenton | By Joseph Gonnering

  Sept. 10, 2018 – Town of Trenton, WI – The roads in the Town of Trenton are in dire need of significant annual maintenance work. Maintaining roads is essential in order to preserve the road in its originally constructed condition, protect adjacent resources, and provide efficient, convenient travel

VIDEO | First look at Slinger High School’s new fitness center

  August 22, 2018 – Slinger, WI –  In 2016 taxpayers in the Slinger School District approved a $42 million referendum that funded district-wide projects. The referendum bonds were issued at the lowest rate in the past 30 years at 2.45 percent. The bonds totaled $42,280,000 and with interest

POLL QUESTION | Is there transparency in upcoming proposed West Bend School District Referendum

  August 20, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend School Board (WBSB) will hold a special meeting tonight, Monday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. As of Sunday, Aug. 19 the meeting minutes from the WBSB Monday, Aug. 13 meeting had not been posted on the District

Letter to the Editor | Honesty and transparency needed in West Bend School District referendum | By Dan Krier

August 20, 2018 – West Bend, WI – I believe it is important to include the interest cost on the referendum so people know for a fact, what they will be paying.   I was on the Citizens Facility Advisory Committee and am very disappointed in the entire process

POLL QUESTION | Transparency in upcoming proposed West Bend School District Referendum

  August 16, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend School Board (WBSB) met Monday night, Aug. 13. As of Wednesday night, Aug. 15, 2018 (11:30 p.m. ) the video of the WBSB Monday, Aug. 13 meeting nor the minutes had been posted on the District website.

VIDEO | Enrollment projections in the West Bend School District on the decline

July 24, 2018 – West Bend, WI – During Monday night’s West Bend School Board meeting the board introduced new Superintendent Don Kirkegaard. He started in the district July 9. The board also reviewed architectural plans regarding a referendum, should it move forward. The board is expected to make that

WB School Board to vote to approve $35,000 for community survey on possible $80 million referendum

    May 7, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend School Board will hold a special meeting at 5:15 p.m. tonight, to approve spending $35,000 on a community-wide survey regarding Jackson Elementary School and the West Bend High Schools. The survey would be created by Slinger-based

VIDEO | West Bend School District to gauge community appetite for referendum over $80 million

May 1, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Six members of the West Bend School Board, (Tiffany Larson was not in attendance), spent nearly two hours discussing a proposed survey to test the waters on a possible $80 million referendum. The referendums would focus on Jackson Elementary and the

Final public input session tonight on advisory referendum for road repairs in West Bend

Dec. 18, 2017 – West Bend, WI –  The final public information session for neighbors in West Bend to provide input on the roads as well as the advisory referendum is tonight at City Hall, 1115 S. Main Street. *   Dec. 18, 2017 – City Council listening session before

Public input session tomorrow morning in West Bend on advisory referendum for road repairs

Nov. 29, 2017 – West Bend, WI –  There will be two more public sessions for neighbors in West Bend to provide input on the roads as well as the advisory referendum. *   Thursday, Nov. 30 – Coffee in the Police Department classroom, 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. featuring

Two people attend public-input session regarding advisory referendum on road repairs

Nov. 28, 2017 – West Bend, WI – There were two people in attendance at Monday night’s public session to discuss an upcoming advisory referendum on road repair in West Bend. “We had only two people show up – a married couple and they were not in favor of

Public input session tonight in West Bend on advisory referendum for road repairs

Nov. 27, 2017 – West Bend, WI –  There will be three public sessions for neighbors in West Bend to provide input on the roads as well as the advisory referendum. *   Monday, Nov. 27 – Library meeting room West Bend transportation planning open house 6 p.m. – 8

Advisory referendum proposal for road repairs goes before West Bend Common Council tonight

Oct. 4, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The Long Range Transportation Planning Committee (LRTPC) will make a recommendation to the Common Council tonight for an advisory referendum to gauge whether neighbors want city leaders to spend more on road repair. In 2015 the city put together the LRTC to

Referendums possibly on tap as officials in West Bend look to fund road repairs

Oct. 4, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The Long Range Transportation Committee (LRTC) meets at 5:30 p.m. tonight  and the main topic will be making a recommendation to the Common Council for possible advisory referendum questions regarding increased city street funding. In 2015 the city put together the LRTC
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