Sunday, March 17, 2013
A look at this week's local events and news.
Here's a look at what's coming up this week in Shorewood. If we're missing something, please add it to the calendar. School Board — School officials are expected to vote on a preliminary 2013-14 budget during a special board meeting Tuesday night at 7 in the Shorewood High School Library, 1701 E. Capitol Dr. Find the agenda here. District administrators and the School Board are eyeing budget cuts to bridge a $512,000 deficit. Absentee voting — In-person absentee voting begins in the Shorewood Village Clerk's office, 3930 N. Murray Ave., on Monday. It wraps on Friday, March 29 at 5 p.m. Please contact the Village Clerk's office at 847-2608 for more information. Village Board — Village officials are expected to vote on a contract for this…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
District administrators and the School Board are hoping to field some community input as it navigates its budget for next year and attempts to bridge a $400,000 budget gap.
School officials will hold three town hall meetings this month to field input from residents on a proposed budget for the 2013-2014 school year. District administrators and the School Board started the budget process earlier this school year with an estimated gap of $400,000 to balance next year's budget, and have discussed changes in custodial and secretarial services, health plan changes and reduction in some stipends to bridge the deficit. The meeting locations and times are as follows: The School Board hopes to vote on a preliminary budget by March to allow administrators to begin the hiring process of new teachers and staff earlier than the district typically has in past years.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
School officials are in the early stages of creating Shorewood schools' financial map and closing a $400,000 budget gap for next year.
School officials are eyeing a reduction in custodial and secretarial staff, and decrease in teacher supervision of lunch and playground hours to bridge a $400,000 budget shortfall for next year. Shorewood estimates the staff reductions and changes in supervision would provide between $140,000 and $220,000 in savings. District administrators and the School Board started the budget process early this year, trying to wrap up by March or April. This would allow them to put their job listings up as early as possible, Business Manager Mark Boehlke said. "We want to be ready for hiring really early, because the good ones go early," he said. This year, the district benefited from an error made by the village assessor and saw a huge 25 percent …
Monday, September 24, 2012
It wasn’t a crowd of 200 like last year, but roughly 25 to 30 residents showed their support for Shorewood schools at the district’s annual meeting.
It wasn’t a crowd of 200 like last year, but roughly 25 to 30 residents showed their support for Shorewood schools at the district’s annual meeting. With one vote against, residents approved a $17.9 million tax levy — a 1.62 decrease from last year — and the School Board adopted a $22 million budget, about $2.2 million less than last years. Former School Board President Paul Zovic, who was elected as chairperson of the annual meeting, said it was really “grassroots government” at work. The annual meeting typically signals the end of the budget process for the district; however, officials will likely have to revisit the budget and reset the tax levy in mid-October, after the district's state aid become more clear. The amount Shorewood …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
School officials will hold a budget hearing and a public vote on the 2012 tax levy.
The Shorewood School Board and community members will convene Monday for the district's annual meeting. School officials will hold a budget hearing and a public vote on the 2012 tax levy, the amount the district will collect from village property owners through property taxes for funding purposes, among other agenda items. The meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. in the Shorewood High School Library, 1701 E. Capitol Dr., will follow a regular School Board meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
A look at this week's local events and news.
Here's a look at what's coming up this week in Shorewood. If we're missing something, you can add it to the calendar. Village business — Shorewood’s Village Board is scheduled to discuss and possibly vote on new playground equipment on Atwater Beach including a 38-foot slide down to the beach. Officials could also consider a cost-sharing agreement with Whitefish Bay on sewer improvements in the village. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 3930 N. Murray Ave. A neighborhood sewer meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Village Center, 3920 N. Murray Ave. (lower level of the library). Officials are expected to discuss projects set for this summer. Also, the village's Police Commission and Library Board meet on Wednesday …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
With an especially high number of retirements and some faculty restructuring, Shorewood welcomes many new teachers to the district.
Twenty-two new teachers will climb district steps Thursday, a number that reflects an anomalous 10 retirements and a strengthened commitment to support struggling students. Most teachers are replacements, filling positions vacated by retirements, resignations and teachers reducing time. But the Shorewood School District also allocated $100,000 to hire new teachers to aid at-risk students, and some advanced students. Classified as Tier 2 interventions, the teachers will offer supplemental support that keeps students in regular classes but offers more personal instruction outside of class. Kindergarteners, first-graders and second-graders will be pulled out for extra help in math; seventh- and eighth-graders will get academic attention at …