A spate of family medical emergencies, injuries, health problems and other pressing issues has consumed much of my time during the last few weeks.
Perhaps the New Berlin School Board should send a thank you note to Governor Jim Doyle and the state representatives responsible for the district getting more state aid.
In June, the School Board approved a $52.67 million General Fund budget for 2008-09 with a projected tax levy increase. Indeed, NOW reported: “Budget comes with 4.5 percent tax levy hike, Average homeowner would pay $115 more to operate schools”.
I’m disappointed in the New Berlin School District’s response to my August 8 email.
According to the local weatherman, today is supposed to be sunny and warm.
What a great night to watch a game outdoors!
On August 14, New Berlin’s Utility Committee unanimously approved the water agreement with the City of Milwaukee. See JS report.
An August 19 Journal Sentinel news article about Milwaukee Public Schools carried the headlines “Buildings rise, test scores fall”; “Spate of school expansions is no tonic for student proficiency”; and “At sites of biggest school expansions, more than half saw test score declines”. The newspaper reported that $102 million was invested in that district’s construction program/neighborhood schools concept, “But bricks and mortar have not raised student performance, testing data shows.”