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School board considers options for possible $500K

Superintendent Don Johnson gave a brief update on facility options at both middle schools due to additional contingency funds being available at the Board of Education's regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 12.

He said as much as $500,000 might be available although Assistant Superintendent for Business Services Tom Wohlleber noted because they are referendum funds they must be used at Glacier Creek or Kromrey.

Johnson said administration is recommending that $30,000 be used to sod rather than seed the field at Kromrey. It is also recommending that $73,000 be used to grade the field and expand the retaining wall and fencing should the Board decide in the future to install turf.

Should the Board decide to install turf at Kromrey now, the cost would be up to $600,000. He noted turf might allow a field to be used from March through November depending on the snow level. He also is worried that with limited field space at Kromrey a grass field could be problematic.

MCPASD board considers open enrollment

Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services George Mavroulis led a brief discussion about potential open enrollment numbers for the 2015-16 school year at the Board of Education regular meeting on Dec. 15.

The board must approve a plan in January for open enrollment for the upcoming year. Mavroulis presented a chart of open enrollment spaces according to the Department of Public Instruction formula along with a copy of the rollover enrollment chart.

He noted there would be room for up to 46 open enrollment students in the first grade, although he thought 30 was the number the elementary schools could handle.

Info on 2014 tax bills

The 2014 tax bills are being mailed out Thursday. The City's online tax payment capability through Payment Services Network will be activated Friday... Read More

Notice Of Public Hearing - Request For Rezoning

Notice Of Public Hearing at a Meeting Of The Plan Commission To Be Held On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, At 7:05 Pm, At Middleton City Hall, 7426 Hubbard Ave., Middleton, The Following Matter Will Be Heard:... Read More

2015 Proposed Budget

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City of Middleton, Dane County, Wisconsin will hold a public hearing on the 2015 Proposed Budget at City Hall, 7426 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, Wisconsin 53562, on Thursday November 6, 2014, at 7:00 p.m... Read More

Walker questions Burke's record on school board

Walker questions Burke's record on school board

Gov. Scott Walker says his Democratic opponent and Madison school board member Mary Burke is not doing enough to help close that district's achievement gap.

Walker on Wednesday hammered Burke for not supporting expansion of the private school voucher program, which he said would give students another option. The program makes taxpayer money available for students to attend private school.

Burke opposes the statewide voucher program and says if elected she would end it outside of Milwaukee and Racine.

Walker also says Burke is hurting the Madison district by not arguing for implementing Act 10, the law that forces teachers and most other public workers to pay more for pension and health care benefits.

Burke says the best way to improve student achievement is ensuring there are quality teachers.

Noitce of Public Hearing

City Of Middleton Petition For State And Federal Aid For Improvements At Middleton Municipal Airport--Morey Field... Read More