Report from Judy Steffes.
West Bend superintendent Ted Neitzke presented a thick packet of papers prior to releasing his recommendations on the one school – two school proposal.
Ted’s recommendations will be voted on by the school board at the Monday, Oct. 6 meeting. The board will make the final decision.
-Maintain our two high school configuration
-Develop Board Policy to define the process for reviewing the high schools configuration and guide future School Boards and Superintendents
-Revise language in Policy 432 that would allow for an element of school choice at the high school with priority given to the children of alumnus
-Create an Athletic Engagement Task Force
-Paint the town Maroon/Gold and Blue/White
Also spend $40,000 from fund balance to cover the costs of painting the field house and main hallway that connects East and West.
Input given to board:
4 focus groups with 2,300 survey results 74.1 percent = 2 high schools, 22 percent = 1 high school 3.8 percent – no preference
UPDATE: Here’s a link to the survey results and superintendent’s report. Here’s the gist of it: