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VIDEO | West Bend School Superintendent outlines upgrades to security

December 9, 2019 – West Bend, WI – West Bend School Superintendent Don Kirkegaard spent about 20 minutes during Monday night’s meeting, December 9, outlining new security measures the district would be implementing.   The attention to improving security was prompted by a number of incidents in southeastern Wisconsin

West Bend School Board and Superintendent to discuss improving school security

December 9, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Security will be a hot topic during Monday night’s West Bend School Board meeting, December 9. There is an Executive Session prior to the 5:30 p.m. regular Board of Education Meeting. Items on the agenda are listed below. The discussion follows

VIDEO | Rebroadcast of WBSD Private Task Force report at Jackson Community Center

December 6, 2019 – Jackson, WI – Common Sense Citizens of Washington County hosted an informational meeting Thursday night at the Jackson Community Center as a member of the West Bend School District Public Task Force gave a presentation on its findings. Owen Robinson spent about an hour outlining

VIDEO | West Bend School Board discusses steps needed to possibly merge high schools

December 3, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend School District Committee of the Whole met Monday, Dec. 2. It reviewed the district’s  current and future facilities. Aside from reviewing replacement vs. repair costs, energy needs, transportation and the dynamics surrounding an operational referendum the board talked

West Bend PD and WBSD release message as a second school lockdown underway in Waukesha

December 2, 2019 – West Bend, WI – A message from the West Bend School District and West Bend Police Department:   We are aware of the shooting at Waukesha South High School this morning. According to news reports, gunshots were exchanged between a student and school resource officer

West Bend Police Chief sent notice to families in West Bend School District about reported threat

December 1, 2019 – West Bend, WI – West Bend Police Chief Ken Meuler sent a note to parents and students in the West Bend School District regarding a reported threat on social media.  Below is his message. “On November 7, 2019, a 19-year-old female reported to the West

West Bend School District to discuss facilities at Monday, Dec. 2 meeting

December 1, 2019 – On Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 the West Bend School District Committee of the Whole will meet at 5:30 p.m. to discuss facilities planning. A couple bullet points are listed below including student transportation and looking at the configuration of the high schools. In 2015 a

West Bend Police called to Badger Middle School on Thursday, Nov. 7 for lockdown

November 8, 2019 – West Bend, WI – West Bend Police were called to Badger Middle School in West Bend on Thursday. Parents received a note about a school lockdown. It said the lockdown lasted “no more than 40 minutes.” Superintendent Don Kirkegaard said the incident involved a student.

VIDEO | West Bend School District report on declining enrollment

October 29, 2019 – West Bend, WI – West Bend School District Superintendent Don Kirkegaard outlined enrollment trends during the Monday night School Board meeting. The district indicated “unless there is a change in enrollment trends, the district can expect declining enrollment for the next 8-10 years.” Superintendent Kirkegaard:

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

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

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
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