In both the policy-writing session and the school board meeting last night in West Bend, there were loud complaints of how the taxpayers have cost the school district $8,000. All because of their inquisition regarding the harassment policy.
The School Board also resented the "38 emails" sent by at least one taxpayer over the period of the last month. I happen to know that, when divided, those emails were sent to the "appropriate" sources, then turned over to someone else to handle, causing the email volume to double and triple. I also happen to know that many of those emails were simply one sentence, such as "Could you please clarify that as I don't understand?" Many emails had to be reworded time and again to refine a search process a the School Board was bucking Open Records requests. You see, when taxpayers ask questions, it is not appreciated and it is made known publicly, such as in last night's instance.
I guess I would rather see our district spend $8,000 now than HUNDREDS of thousands of dollars later in a law suit.
Taxpayers, parents, citizens - KEEP ASKING
Contact information for the West Bend School Board:Superintendent:
Patricia Herdrich = 262-334-5820 or firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Joe Carlson = 262-334-1042 or email@example.com
Vice President: Kathy Van Eerden firstname.lastname@example.org
John Duwell: 262-338-2024 or email@example.com
Kris Beaver: 262-677-3412 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Weston: 262-338-2251 or email@example.com
Bruce Koenig: 262-335-2408 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Todd Miller: email@example.com