NBCRG blog has not endorsed any candidates by name in today’s election.
In today's local races, there are candidates running for County Board and School Board.
More than 7 weeks after NBCRG posted its panicky-sounding Feb. 6 blog urging residents to attend that evening’s 6 pm Plan Commission Meeting to voice opinions about the Schmitz plant’s request to extend their trucking operating hours, NBCRG got around to posting its next blog.
And in that March 28 blog post, NBCRG congratulates New Berlin Schools for getting a “high rating” from the MacIver Institute---placing third behind Elmbrook and Marshfield United.
In case you missed it, recent actions of the New Berlin School District and School Board were discussed by a community columnist from New Berlin in her Journal Sentinel column, which was published last week
Here’s what it said:
A few days ago, I heard that------
Elmwood Elementary Principal Jo Boardman and Tracie Fehrm, the District Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction are gone.
The New Berlin School District tells us to Expect Excellence.
However, “excellence” is not----
The US added jobs in March for the 25th consecutive month reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Wisconsin Only State in Nation With a Statistically Significant Decrease in Number of Jobs Over Last 12 Months
Yesterday, Blue Cheddar posted a table from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics regarding the states with the most statistically significant employment changes from March 2011-March 2012.
Blue Cheddar says, "The data are quite clear. There were 23,900 fewer employees on Wisconsin non-farm payrolls in March, 2012 than there were in March, 2011. The Wisconsin economy is shrinking. "
The New Berlin School Board’s choice of Joe Garza to succeed Superintendent Paul Kreutzer, would provide “continuity”, we were told.
During spring break, I heard the District of New Berlin was losing a bunch of administrators. Turns out, those rumors were true.
On April 16, I called the NB District Office to inquire if Curriculum Director Tracie Fehrm, Elmwood Principal Jo Boardman, New Berlin West Principal Blake Peuse, and New Berlin West Asst. Principal Tracy Hoppe had left the District of New Berlin/ were leaving at the end of the school year. But Human Resource Secretary Rebecca Stark refused to tell me, other than admit that parents had been notified of Blake Peuse’s resignation. See my April 23 blog post.