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“Do It Again?” Another Referendum for Salem

The Kinks, “Do It Again” (click to listen or download) On Thursday, the Salem Board of Education voted to try again for an operating referendum.  Operating referenda for the district failed in June 2008, September 2008 and February of 2009.  … Continue reading

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Cuts Coming to Salem

“We All Love Our School”,  written by 4th grade Salem students in 2007, performed by 2nd and 3d grade students in 2008-9. Click to listen or download. We All Love Our School written by 4th grade Salem students in 2007 … Continue reading

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Wisconsin School Budget and Tax Levy Roundup

Like Madison, many Wisconsin School Districts will be finalizing their 2009-10 budget and tax levies tonight (Monday, October 26, 2009).  Some have previously been highlighted on AMPS — most recently West Bend — , the struggles to deal with declining … Continue reading

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Wisconsin School Referenda in Tough Times

With most Wisconsin school districts contemplating or committed to sizable local property tax increases for 2009-10 and looking at continued service and program cuts combined with more property tax increases in 2010-11, this is not the best time to be … Continue reading

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We are (Still) Not Alone

It has been a long time since there has been a “we are not alone” post, reminding Madison readers that school finance is a state issue and needs a state solution. It has been so long that there are many, … Continue reading

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April 7, 2009 Referenda Results

The results are in.  Good news with Tony Evers, Shirley Abrahamson and Arlene Siveira.  Very mixed results on the school referend in Wisconsin.  Not as bad as February, but many children’s educations will suffer as a result of the losses. … Continue reading

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44 School Referenda On April 7!

Today,  April 7, 2009 voters in 30 Wisconsin school districts will decide 44 referenda questions.  April 21 brings a 31st in Cuba City.  On April 28 a 32st district, Salem, will vote on a referendum for the fourth time in … Continue reading

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The Axe Is Falling — School Layoffs, Closures and Cuts

All over Wisconsin — in districts where referenda failed, in districts where referenda weren’t tried and maybe in some districts where referenda passed — the axe is falling, teachers and programs are being cut and the “New Wisconsin Promise” of  … Continue reading

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Primary Election Roundup

Some quick results and very few thoughts this morning. Turnout was pathetic.  During the Presidential campaign season we heard a lot about a new political engagement, especially among the young.   February primaries lack the glamor (and resources) of Presidential votes, … Continue reading

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Vote Today! – Today’s School Votes

Today’s election is very important.  Wisconsin will decide which two candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction will be on the April ballot; districts around the state have significant referendum questions and there are a couple of local Aldermanic races … Continue reading

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