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Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Tuesday: Elmbrook School Board to discuss Non-resident students

Elmbrook: nonresident students, Education

Board member Glen Allgaier informed me that the Elmbrook School Board will discuss the results of his and 3 community member's analysis of Chapter 220 and Open Enrollment students in our schools at Tuesday's board meeting. This is a subject that interests me, but unfortunately, I have another commitment that night. If this subject interests you, you may wish to attend.

Along with discussing the costs, financial and otherwise, the board is also to discuss "plans for opening seats for 220 students in the fall of 2010." (Approx 7:30pm ) Agenda

The October 13th meeting begins at 6pm at the Central Administrative Offices

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Elmbrook's petitioning neighborhood revisited

Elmbrook, Elmbrook: nonresident students, TAXES

 1950s neighborhood my foot. Most of the homes are newer. Many are McMansions and some just a kiddie sized McMansion. Few are a true 1950s ranch.

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State funding & Elmbrook class size discussion Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1:30 - 3pm

Education, Elmbrook, Elmbrook: nonresident students, TAXES

I almost missed this little notice, it was tucked away on page 27 of Thursday's Brookfield NOW:

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Elmbrook to discuss Chapter 220 enrollment, Tues. Oct. 28, 6pm & 7pm

Education, Elmbrook, Elmbrook: nonresident students

The Elmbrook School Board will be discussing future Chapter 220 enrollment at their work session on Tuesday, Oct. 28th from 6:00 to 6:55pm at the District Offices.

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Non-resident students source of school trouble?

Elmbrook: nonresident students


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Questioning "sadly mistaken" re: science labs

Elmbrook, Elmbrook 2008 Referendum, Elmbrook: nonresident students, High Schools

Please note, for some reason this reposted itself to March 25th. It should be dated and placed March 24th.

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Questioning "sadly mistaken" re: libraries - UPDATED

Elmbrook, Elmbrook 2008 Referendum, Elmbrook: nonresident students, High Schools


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I cannot edit but they can?

Elmbrook: nonresident students

As a Brookfieldnow blogger, I am told I cannot edit anyone's comments. I must either present them as they are sent to me or choose not to post them if I feel they aren't appropriate. But last Thursday, my blog on Open Enrollment,  Please Elmbrook, fewer open enrollment students, not more was edited and put into the Brookfieldnow printed paper.

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Please Elmbrook, fewer open enrollement students, not more

Education, Elmbrook, Elmbrook: nonresident students, High Schools, TAXES

When I read the Community Watch posting, Board considers change in Open Enrollment* headline, I thought, at last they are starting to "get it".  (*Sorry, this is not a perm. link)

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