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1233, 03 Oct 14

West Bend Superintendent to Recommend Keeping Two High Schools

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:




1233, 03 October 2014


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