Wisconsin’s Honor Flight, “Stars and Stripes” Fundraiser at Shorewood Intermediate School!
The students of Shorewood Intermediate School are doing a service project in conjunction with Veteran’s Day, November 11th, 2012. Their goal is to send as many very deserving World War II veterans as possible to Washington, D.C. to see their National Memorial, dedicated to honoring their service and sacrifice.
Top priority is given to America’s most senior survivors of World War II and any veteran who has a terminal illness. Every expense is covered, including airfare, meals, ground transportation, and oxygen tanks and motorized wheelchairs for veterans who need them. The veterans board a plane in the morning, spend the day at their memorial and return to their hometown in the evening.
We hope that you will consider donating to honor our American Heroes! Donations will be accepted through Monday, November 12th, 2012.
Please contact Jan Zehren at Shorewood Intermediate School, 3830 N. Morris Blvd., (414) 963-6951 Ext. 6152, or firstname.lastname@example.org
BI-BOARD OF THE VILLAGE BOARD AND SCHOOL BOARD MET, MONDAY, APRIL 23rd, 2012
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Note: This is a sadly hilarious audio!
Shortly after the start of this meeting, Village President, Guy Johnson asks our School Board to quantify the savings to the Shorewood School District due to Act 10 and the effect on the School District Tax Levy. Our School Board doesn’t have a clue as to how to answer either question!
This is not only a sad and glaring example of the quality of officials that we are electing and the administration we are hiring to oversee our School District, but also underlines the continuous missed opportunities, due to decades of a determined lack of true collaboration between our school district and our village government.
Shorewood residents must demand better, if there is to be any improvement in the future!
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SHOREWOOD, 2012-13 BUDGET TOWN HALL MEETING, OVERVIEW OF BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FROM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18th, 2012, 6:30pm, SHOREWOOD HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY
Superintendent, Blane McCann and Business Manager, Mark Boehlke reviewing the Administrative Budget Recommendations and answering resident questions.
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From October 13th, 2011:
Shorewood Citizens for Responsible Government has found that our School District of Shorewood and the elected officials of our Board of Education have a long history of disregarding Wisconsin Statutes on the publication of meeting minutes and the availability of detailed receipts and expenditures.
On September 28th, 2011, the Shorewood school board meeting minutes from April 12th, 2011 to July 12th, 2011, which were approved by the school board on August 9th, 118 days after the April 12th meeting, were made available to Shorewood residents and business owners at the Shorewood Village Library, 124 days after the 45 day requirement. These minutes have extremely limited substance and no detailed record of receipts and expenditures for the school district.
Presently, there have been no school board meeting minutes published since the July 12th meeting; once again, 65 days, to today’s date. Residents and business owners can safely assume that these minutes will not be approved until at the very soonest, the next regularly scheduled school board meeting, October 25th, which will be 77 days until approval, again, well past the 45 day publication requirement. Residents and business owners should keep in mind that this is a tentative approval date and not a publication date.
SCRG would also like to point out to Shorewood residents and business owners, the most blatant, recent disregard of state law by our School District of Shorewood and the elected officials of our Board of Education. School board meeting minutes from June 8th, 2010, that’s right, June 8th, 2010, were not approved until April 12th, 2011. This was a full 307 days after the June 8th, 2010 meeting and again, these minutes contained extremely limited substance and no detailed record of receipts and expenditures for the school district.
Shorewood residents and business owners should be aware that this has been a long-term problem for our school district and the elected officials of our school board. It is not, as it is being portrayed in the local media; a one-time, temporary staffing problem due to budgetary issues. It is a long-term, oversight and compliance issue.
To repeat an excerpt from the SCRG presentation to our school board on Tuesday, October 11th, which is posted in its’ entirety below:
The purpose of the school board meeting is to conduct the financial and intellectual business of the School District of Shorewood, in an open forum, so that residents and business owners are able to fully participate in and understand the formulation and implementation of our continuous commitment to expanding excellence in our public school district. Many residents and business owners are unable to attend these school board meetings due to: physical challenges, work schedules, family commitments, inclement weather, travel conflicts, etc. In short, life sometimes gets in the way.
In lieu of the varied and legitimate reasons that many Shorewood residents and business owners are unable to attend the annual, regular, special, and committee meetings, we expect, indeed, rely on, a detailed accounting of the reports and transactions of our school district.
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