The Elmbrook School Board approved a budget that would lower spending and the property tax rate while allowing small salary boost. The budget will be refined for final approval next fall.
Elmbrook School Board
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The Elmbrook School Board got its first look Tuesday night at the proposed 2012-13 school district budget, which would reduce spending by about 2 percent.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
County Clerk Nickolaus under the spotlight again as changes in election procedures mean lengthy delay in tallying votes throughout the county.
Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus, who has been under fire for past election snafus, is at the center of attention again because new procedures in tallying votes resulted in lengthy delays in getting election results Tuesday. Nickolaus, who garnered national attention last April when her office made a mistake that flipped the outcome of a hotly contested state Supreme Court race, said she introduced new procedures Tuesday to follow guidelines set forth by the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, which oversees elections in the state. As a result, some elections results were not posted on the county's website until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Her office, which said it would post local results online, posted few results and asked the media …
Patch's hand-count of results for the Elmbrook School Board show both incumbents winning. The Waukesha County clerk's office, which said it would post local results online, posted few results, and asked the media and campaigns to tally up votes.
Update (1:30 p.m. Wednesday): Patch story details the election night reporting problems that involved races including Elmbrook School Board, with reaction from Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus' GOP and Democratic re-election opponents. __________________ Update (10:40 a.m. Wednesday): Nickolaus said her plans to directly upload results from local government election machine packs failed to work, causing hand-tabulation and delays in releasing results, according to this report from JSOnline.com reporter Laurel Walker, who was at the County Administration Building last night. Nickolaus faces challenge to her re-election bid on the November ballot. __________________ Update (8:47 a.m. Wednesday): The Waukesha County clerk's office …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Miss much of what happened in Brookfield on election day and night? Read the live updates that Patch filed all day and night long in this election day notebook.
Editor's note: Scroll to bottom for Election Day basics on where to vote, what's on the ballot, who can vote and more. We will add live updates throughout the day and results as they come in tonight right here, so keep checking this link. We'd love your help. Tell us what's going on at the polls. What number were you? Lines or walk right up? Who got your vote and why? Photo ID disputes? Tell us in the comments below, on our Facebook page or Twitter or email email@example.com _______________________________ 1:07 a.m. Wednesday: Here are stories on the outcomes of the Brookfield aldermanic races and the Elmbrook School Board races, with photos of the problematic hand-counting of local election results at the Waukesha County Administration …
Monday, April 2, 2012
The week ahead also includes a vote on a request by Yo Mama! to convert a drive-thru into an outdoor patio and a promotion for Fairview South School's principal.
Brookfield Patch offers a glimpse into news and events in the week ahead. For more events, be sure to check Patch's events listings and feel free to add your own. Two Elmbrook administrators promoted, hired: The Elmbrook School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in room 133 at the district offices, 13780 Hope St. The board is slated to approve a contract to hire Dana E. Monogue, Waukesha School District's deputy superintendent and chief academic officer, to serve as Elmbrook's assistant superintendent for educational services, replacing Eileen Depka. Also on agenda: to modify the contract for Tanya L. Fredrich to promote her to director of special education. Fredrich's current position, as principal of Fairview South special education …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
After years of Central High football stadium debt stymieing baseball and tennis upgrades, the Elmbrook School Board has agreed to help fund new athletic facilities — but only after all private donations are raised.
For years, whenever Brookfield Central High School boosters sought funding for improvements — whether it be for athletics or fine arts — they got the same firm answer: Not until the BC(2) stadium debt is paid. That all changed this week when the Elmbrook School Board voted 6-1 to help fund construction of a new baseball stadium at Central, with private donations paying for two-thirds of the estimated $500,000 stadium and the district paying the rest. A new parent group, Central 4Ward, will not have to pay off the remaining $121,000 football stadium debt before the baseball one is built. But not one penny of Elmbrook funds will be spent on the baseball stadium until Central 4Ward's raises its two-thirds total and the money is in the …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Teresa Curley, a principal in the Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated Grade School District, will succeed Bil Zahn as principal of Burleigh this summer.
Burleigh Elementary School Principal Bil Zahn will be a tough act to follow, supporters say, but an elementary school principal in southern Wisconsin says she will throw her heart into it. The Elmbrook School Board Tuesday approved a two-year contract with Teresa Curley to succeed Zahn who is retiring June 30 after 27 years at Elmbrook. Board member Meg Wartman said while a district team was recruiting, it frequently heard that Zahn's shoes would be hard to fill. "I'm not sure she'll ever grow into those shoes," Wartman joked. But she said Curley, who was the unanimous choice by team members, has the "same heart for children." The district interviewed 10 candidates, three of whom were called in for second interviews and Curley "rose to the…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The inaugural Legacy awards for ACT performance and participation were given to five Wisconsin high schools — including Brookfield Central and East.
Elmbrook's high ACT test scores and participation rates were honored Tuesday as Brookfield East and Central high schools both received national ACT Red Quill Legacy awards. Phil Daniel, with the ACT Midwest Region, presented the awards at Tuesday's School Board meeting. "This district continues to expand and improve and your ACT scores are off the charts," Daniel said. Newly created this year, the award by the non-profit ACT organization strives to recognize educational institutions that have "have consistently taken a leadership role in the use of ACT programs and services for the benefit of their students and community," Elmbrook Superintendent Matt Gibson wrote to the School Board. Gibson noted at the meeting that Brookfield Central and…
Friday, March 23, 2012
Candidates agreed on many issues at an election forum held by the Elmbrook Parent Leadership Council, but 4K was one area they diverged.
Elmbrook School Board candidates expressed much agreement on issues at a election forum Thursday, but there was one topic with a clear divergence of views: four-year-old kindergarten. Incumbents Meg Wartman and Jean Lambert opposed adding 4K; challengers Lynne Thomas and Paul Byrne favored adding 4K. Voters on April 3 will elect two members to serve three-year terms with an annual salary of $3,600. Residents can watch the election forum replayed on the district's cable channels (Time Warner 13 and 96) daily at 7 a.m., 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Wartman, Lambert and the board majority decided last month to defer further discussion or voting on 4K until next fall at the earliest, meaning a half-day kindergarten program will not be offered for the …