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.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan campaigned in Waukesha on Monday and held a town hall meeting that was dominated by the economy. Ryan promised an Aaron Rodgers-eque all-star performance to address the nation's financial problems.
Capitalizing on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' all-star performance Sunday night, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan told a Waukesha crowd Monday that Americans can expect a similar game-changing performance from him and nominee Mitt Romney, if they are elected in three weeks. Ryan, Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch all tapped into the Packers' 42-24 upset win over the Houston Texans during the morning rally. Ryan did away with the typical stage and podium, and instead opted for a more personal town hall format. Roughly 1,500 people packed the cozy confines of the Van Male Field House. Ryan took six questions from random members of the audience – from a 13-year-old to a union laborer. Walker received a …
Monday, July 25, 2011
Roughly 120 people packed Whitefish Bay Village Hall Sunday night, but recall candidates Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. Sandy Pasch were not among them.
Tensions were high Sunday night at Whitefish Bay Village Hall, where an overflow crowd of about 120 people packed into U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner's town hall meeting. But with only two weeks until the 8th Senate District recall election between state Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. Sandy Pasch, the crowd seemed more focused on the two politicians who weren't in the board room. Sensenbrenner said both Darling and Pasch declined invitations. The crowd was filled with people wearing campaign shirts for both Pasch and Darling, and Democratic residents held signs reading "shame" and "wrong" whenever Sensenbrenner or a conservative resident made a claim that triggered their attention. Before and after the meeting, a large crowd lingered outside …