Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The board will consider opening up Elmbrook seats for siblings of current nonresident students in May.
Even though the Elmbrook School Board did not approve any new open enrollment seats for 2013-14, the board might choose to open some seats for siblings of current nonresident students. Each year, the district has an opportunity to provide additional seats in the open enrollment program for siblings on the waiting list. Last year, 48 nonresident students with siblings already attending the district schools remained on the waiting list. The district anticipates the number to be higher this year. According to a memo from staff, the parents of these students are interested in keeping their children together in Elmbrook. The board may choose to guarantee seats for these siblings for 2013-14 at the May 14 board meeting. In guaranteeing seats, …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Find information on open enrolling your child in the following districts: Waukesha, Wauwatosa, Elmbrook, Hamilton, Menomonee Falls, Muskego-Norway and New Berlin.
Looking to open enroll your child in a school district other than the one in which you live for the 2013-14 school year? There is not a lot of space available in districts among the western suburbs. A few school districts in Waukesha County are not opening enrollment seats for the 2012-13 school year. Elmbrook, Hamilton and New Berlin will not have any open enrollment seats. Other districts only have seats open at the elementary level, such as Menomonee Falls and Muskego-Norway. Waukesha School District's enrollment projections are difficult to determine at this time, however, Executive Director of Student Services Jennifer Wimmer is encouraging applications. "With eAchieve Academy, a district online school, the School District of …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Elmbrook School Board sends request for Chapter 220 funding change to area politicians.
The Elmbrook School District will have no new seats available for open enrollment for those looking to transfer into the school district while living in another community. The Elmbrook School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve staff recommendations to freeze the open enrollment seats for the 2013-14 school year. The board’s decision leaves 460 open enrollment seats already claimed by students for the next school year — a reduction of 56 students via graduation and attrition. Open enrollment seats in the Elmbrook School District are in high demand. This school year, the district approved 12 open enrollment seats out of 567 applications. Keith Brightman, assistant superintendent for Finance, Operations & Human Resources, …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
The week ahead also includes interviews to appoint an alderman to the seat of the late Jim Garvens, Burleigh Elementary School musical and Your Choice drug program.
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. Trader Joe's, outdoor seating for Yo Mama! The city Plan Commission will review whether to recommend approval of the construction of Trader Joe's in the Underwood Crossing shopping center. Commissioners also will discuss whether to allow permanent structures in building setback areas, such as the outdoor seating area with fire pit requested by soon-to-open Yo Mama! Yogurt. Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 2000 N. Calhoun Rd. Agenda Open enrollment, 2012-13 budget preview: The Elmbrook School Board may discuss an "administrative recommendation" to cap new open …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a longer window to apply to change public schools, but Elmbrook is working to reduce its open enrollment population.
- Lisa Sink
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Thanks to a change Gov. Scott Walker signed into law Wednesday, families will have a longer annual window to ask to change school districts under the state's open enrollment program. Starting Monday and running through April 30, students and their parents can apply to enroll in the public school district of their choice, not the one in which they reside. Previously, parents had to apply during a three-week window every February. "Open enrollment empowers parents with additional educational opportunities for students," Walker said after signing the bill. But all school districts have the right to control how many non-resident students they'll accept, and Elmbrook is clamping down on its open enrollment. Elmbrook will accept up to 12 new …
Sunday, January 8, 2012
The Elmbrook School Board will discuss issues including open enrollment and 4K while the city Plan Commission reviews a funeral home / crematorium project.
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. Krause Funeral Home and crematorium, Bougey's Bar outdoor seating: Should the city allow Krause Funeral Home to build a 26,950-square-foot funeral home and crematorium at 21600 W. Capitol Dr.? The Plan Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday and a public hearing on the Krause plan is set for 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 2000 N. Calhoun Rd. Agenda Open enrollment, 4K: The Elmbrook School Board will discuss whether to add four-year-old kindergarten next fall while not increasing open enrollment. The board meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the board room, 13780 Hope St. Agenda and packet …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
District meets 30 percent minority enrollment requirement and no longer is eligible to participate in integration program
The Wauwatosa School District will not accept additional Chapter 220 students next school year. The policy was announced during Monday’s School Board meeting by Therese Kwiatkowski, district director of student services. She said the decision was because Wauwatosa has reached the point where minority students make up 30 percent of total enrollment, which makes the district ineligible to participate in the program. There are currently 162 Chapter 220 students attending Tosa schools. The program was put in place in 1976 to racially integrate suburban schools by giving minority student the opportunity to attend schools in predominately non-minority communities. Wauwatosa schools will also limit the number of spaces available to Open …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
School Board will decide in January whether to accept new Open Enrollment students.
For the second consecutive year, Elmbrook will not accept any new Chapter 220 students, even siblings of participating students — as families urged the district to keep an open mind about reopening seats in the future. "One day don't just cut it for good — don't lock it out completely," father Sam Jackoyo urged members of Elmbrook's Chapter 220 Planning Council Tuesday. Elmbrook is not alone in phasing out of the Chapter 220 program. Many Milwaukee suburban school districts for years have stopped accepting new minority Milwaukee students in the voluntary integration program. They have cited the fact that, unlike the state's Open Enrollment program, Chapter 220 aid does not increase the total revenue that districts can collect. The total …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Board members vote to accept 16 siblings even though most said Elmbrook needs to curb its non-resident enrollment.
In the grand scheme of things, the question of whether to allow 16 students to open enroll into Elmbrook represents a drop in the bucket of Elmbrook's 6,900-student district, one father said. But to some on the Elmbrook School Board, it represents a great deal more. The politics of capping the percentage of students who live outside of Elmbrook's district clashed Tuesday night with the pathos of parents and children who asked that siblings of existing open enrollment students not be blocked from the schoolhouse door. "Please don't vote against me," Ashley Martyniak said. Her parents said she wants to re-join Elmbrook at Pilgrim Park Middle School after leaving the district for two years to be homeschooled while pursuing a national …