The Best of Patch: November
A look back at the top headlines from Fox Point-Bayside Patch in 2011.
At year's end it's nice to take a look back at where you came, which offers a good look at where you're going. At Patch, November didn't bring in any sticking snow but it did bring some hefty political controversey with a kick off to recall Gov. Scott Walker, a shift in local taxes for residents who live in the Nicolet School District and the passing of two Nicolet sophmores who were the victims of a car accident.
When the state Legislature passed a bill that now allows school districts to discipline and even fire teachers based on their students' test scores, area educators had a lot to say about the appropriateness of this guage.
Residents in Fox Point, Bayside and River Hills will pay a larger share of Nicolet School District property taxes this year, while those living in Glendale will pay less, new figures show. Why the shift? Jeff Dellutri, Nicolet's director of business services, says the shift stems from a significant drop in Glendale home values.
Two 15-year-old sophomore girls at Nicolet High School were killed in a one-car accident in Glendale.
Halee Ludowise-Fischer of Glendale and Jennifer Geren of Fox Point died in the crash, which happened at about 1 a.m. at West Good Hope Road and North Seneca Avenue, Glendale police said.
A crowd that eventually grew to about 1,000 descended on the block where Gov. Scott Walker and his family live in Wauwatosa, kicking off the first day of the statewide recall effort against the first-term executive almost in his own front yard.