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Common Sense Citizens to host report from WBSD Private Task Force | By Bernie Newman

West Bend, WI – The West Bend School District Private Task Force (WBSDPTF) will present its findings at this week’s meeting of Common Sense Citizens of Washington County. WBSDPTF is a group of local citizens who came together after the failed referendum in April 2019 to take a deep

Common Sense Citizens to host report from WBSD Private Task Force | By Bernie Newman

West Bend, WI – The West Bend School District Private Task Force (WBSDPTF) will present its findings at this week’s meeting of Common Sense Citizens of Washington County. WBSDPTF is a group of local citizens who came together after the failed referendum in April 2019 to take a deep

VIDEO | West Bend School District Private Task Force unveils findings following failed referendum

October 14, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend School District Private Task Force spent a little more than an hour Monday night running through findings regarding how to deal with facility issues in the West Bend School District following a failed referendum in April 2019. Members

GUEST EDITORIAL | West Bend School District Levies 7.17% Tax Increase | By Owen Robinson

October 7, 2019 – West Bend, WI – I see a story in the Washington County Daily News today where the West Bend School District has returned to the cloudy language of taxes. WEST BEND — Good news for property owners in the West Bend Joint School District: the budget

Annual meeting is tonight, Monday, September 23 in West Bend School District

September 23, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The annual meeting of electors in the West Bend School District is Monday, September 23. The budget hearing begins at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium and the annual meeting starts at 7 p.m. Some of the information regarding the

Annual meeting is Monday, September 23 in West Bend School District

September 22, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The annual meeting of electors in the West Bend School District is Monday, September 23. The budget hearing begins at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium and the annual meeting starts at 7 p.m. Some of the information regarding the

VIDEO | Kraig Sadownikow gives update on city government and West Bend School District Task Force

August 31, 2019 – West Bend, WI – West Bend Mayor Kraig Sadownikow wore several hats during his appearance this week as the guest speaker at Common Sense Citizens of Washington County. Sadownikow provided updates on the City of West Bend. Highlights included: -Developments including the new Fleet Farm

West Bend School District Private Task Force making progress | By Kraig Sadownikow

August 3, 2019 – West Bend, WI  – The West Bend School District Private Task Force (WBSDTF) continues its work and is on schedule to report findings to the school board in October of this year.   The Task Force was formed in the wake of a failed referendum

West Bend School District Private Task Force tours Jackson Elementary and West Bend HS

June 27, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend School District Private Task Force (WBSDTF) completed tours of Jackson Elementary and the West Bend High Schools. The WBSDTF is a group of citizens privately formed and funded whose mission is to generate and communicate independent findings related

VIDEO | Community group to review facilities in West Bend School District

 June 17, 2019 – West Bend, WI – There will be a presentation tonight, Monday, June 17 at the West Bend School Board meeting as a community group steps up to complete a facilities study in the West Bend School District. 6:42 Facilities Study by Community Group Presentation: Facility Study

VIDEO | Community group to review facilities in West Bend School District

 June 15, 2019 – West Bend, WI – There will be a presentation Monday, June 17 at the West Bend School Board meeting as a community group steps up to complete a facilities study in the West Bend School District. 6:42 Facilities Study by Community Group Presentation: Facility Study by

Threats at Badger Middle School | By West Bend Police

April 15, 2019 – West Bend, WI – On Monday, April 15, 2019 a student posted a message on social media that included a threat of violence at Badger School. School administrators saw the message and immediately contacted the West Bend Police Department. Investigators identified a 12-year-old girl that

Guest Editorial | Member of CFAC to vote ‘No’ on $74 million total West Bend School Referendum | By Dan Krier

March 30, 2019 – West Bend, WI – As a long-time resident of the West Bend School district, and an advocate for quality education in West Bend, I need to share my experience in regard to the proposed referendum. I have read and heard so many say it’s for

Letters to the Editor | West Bend School board is irresponsible in using taxpayer money | By John Heger

March 30, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – There is a referendum in the West Bend School District on the April 2 ballot.   The West Bend school board is a tax-and-spend entity.  Many have said the current members are good stewards of the taxpayer money entrusted to them. 

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

West Bend School Board accused of violating policy in final $74 million total referendum push

March 25, 2019 – West Bend, WI – A formal complaint is expected to be filed today against the West Bend School Board in connection with knowingly violating policy on a campaign mailer. During a regular meeting this past January 14, 2019 the School Board discussed putting a referendum

Guest Editorial | Lack of transparency in the total $74 million West Bend School District referendum | By Carol Heger

March 21, 2019 – West Bend, WI Dear Editor: Are you prepared to pay more for your property taxes over the next 20 years?  If that’s something you can’t wait to do – pay more taxes, that is – then vote Yes for the West Bend School District (WBSD)

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

VIDEO | Finance Director explains nearly $106 million in total referendum debt and interest for West Bend School District

March 17, 2019 – West Bend, WI – There were experts available at the open house in Jackson to tour the Elementary School and ask questions about the upcoming April 2 referendum. Andy Sarnow is the newest finance director in the West Bend School District. He explained the facts

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

WBSD after-school activities TODAY 1/29 canceled; area schools CLOSED tomorrow 1/30 due to extreme cold

Jan. 29, 2019 – Washington County, WI – Due to the extreme sub-zero wind chills throughout southeastern Wisconsin, all West Bend School District and Jackson after-school practices and activities have been canceled for Tuesday, Jan. 29,  afternoon and evening. It also appears area schoolchildren will enjoy another day off

West Bend School District/Jackson CLOSED Monday due to winter storm; School Board meeting will go on as scheduled

Jan. 27. 2019 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend School District will be closed on Monday, January 28, due to the pending winter storm. This includes all after-school activities. The West Bend School Board meeting, however, is not canceled and will take place at 6:30 p.m. at

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 | Parents express frustration about possible elimination of Pathways Charter School in West Bend

Jan. 15, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Parents and students lined up at Monday night’s West Bend School Board meeting to express their displeasure about the district’s plan to possibly eliminate Pathways Charter School. According to  documentation posted on the School District site a recommendation will be made for Pathways

Three candidates file to run for West Bend School Board

Jan. 4, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Three candidates filed papers to run for two open seats on the West Bend School Board. Deb Roensch from the Education Service Center in the West Bend School District said Paul Fischer, Erin Dove, and Christopher Bach filed to run in

Update on candidates for West Bend School Board

Dec. 26, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Two candidates have now filed papers to run for two open seats on the West Bend School Board as two incumbents have filed non-candidacy papers. According to Deb Roensch from the Education Service Center said incumbents Ken Schmidt and Tiffany Larson

Letter to the Editor | Parents, beware and be proactive with your children | By Mary Weigand

  Dec. 23, 2018 – West Bend, WI – My husband and I wish you all a heart-felt Merry Christmas. I take this opportunity to write and alert parents and students of the WBSD to offensive, old and outdated materials being taught to every 7th grader in the district. As

Paul Fischer announces candidacy for West Bend School Board

  Dec. 21, 2018 – West Bend, WI – There are two seats up for election April 2, 2019 on the West Bend School Board and on Friday afternoon Paul Fischer threw his hat in the ring. Today I proudly announce my candidacy for the West Bend School Board.
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