As far as the District is concerned, they will be asking residents to tax and spend every single dollar that they are allowed to by state law in this budget. The weight of this budget falls on the former administration under Pat Herdrich's reign. Say "no" or it will be "so."
Be there MONDAY NIGHT (TONIGHT) 6:30 P.M., WEST BEND EAST HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM.
From the WBDN:
The community will be asked to approve the highest allowable levy at the 92nd annual meeting of the electors Monday.
West Bend School District voters will be asked to authorize the School Board to levy $37.4 million.
The tax levy proposed is $458,566 less than last year, according to Superintendent Ted Neitzke.
The mill rate will depend upon property values, which won’t be known until the middle or end of next month.
If property values stay the same, the mill rate will not increase. However, if property values drop, the district is anticipating an increase of about 7 cents per $1,000 of assessed value.
“At the end of the day, we are asking everybody for less money than we did last year,” said Neitzke. “We can’t control what will happen with the mill rate, and we can’t spend any more. So if you want the schools to do more and tax more we can’t. And if you want the district to reduce more, we did.”....Residents will be asked to stand to vote in favor of four resolutions: the tax levy, the disposal of district property, board member compensation, and the 2012-13 annual meeting date.
Eligible voters will also be able to speak to the proposed resolutions for up to two minutes.