Friday, April 12, 2013
The School Board is conducting interviews in closed session Friday and Saturday.
Nicolet school officials began interviewing candidates for superintendent Friday. Illinois-based consulting firm, Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates, was hired to aid in the search for a new school chief after Nicolet High School Superintendent Rick Monroe announced he would retire at the end of the school year. The School Board will interview candidates in closed session Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. It's unclear how many candidates have been invited for interview. Nicolet didn't return a reporter's voicemail seeking comment. The consultant used a list of 10 characteristics the school community wanted to see in its new superintendent. The list emerged after the firm held focus groups, interviewed 103 employees and community …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Four of five board members, and Superintendent Rick Monroe have signed the letter which says like many district, Nicolet has used the "tools" allotted to them in Act 10, but they aren't enough.
Members of the Nicolet School Board and administration are voicing their opposition to Gov. Scott Walker's 2013-15 budget proposal in a letter to be sent to Madison. Four of five board members, and Superintendent Rick Monroe have signed the letter, according to GlendaleNOW, which says like many districts, Nicolet has used the "tools" allotted to them in Act 10, including increasing employee contributions to health care premiums and state retirement benefits, but they do not offset reductions in revenue. The letter is addressed to Walker and members of the Legislature's Education and Joint Committee on Finance. "These efforts initially eased the negative impact of reductions on per-student funding, but having been utilized, will not …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The School Board on Monday officially approved Superintendent Rick Monroe's retirement request Monday night and hired the consulting firm it hopes will find his successor.
With the School Board accepting head of Nicolet High School Rick Monroe's retirement request Monday night, the search is officially on for a new superintendent. The board unanimously approved Monroe's retirement request as well as hiring consulting firm Hazard, Young & Attea to conduct a search for candidates to serve as Nicolet’s next superintendent. "We have certainly enjoyed and valued Dr. Monroe's being here these past six years," School Board President Marilyn Franklin said, adding her yes vote comes with regret. "We will miss him." Board Vice President Morton Grodsky said he voted in favor of approving the retirement request with "great angst." The board didn't have the cost of the contract with the consulting firm immediately …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Kelly Herda talks about her North Shore roots, commitment to improving the village and the real reason she is running for the Bayside Village Board.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
New faces have also popped up for Bayside and Fox Point Village Boards and Maple Dale-Indian Hill School Board.
Local candidates have filed their nomination papers to seek election to area boards and political offices. The deadline was 5 p.m. Wednesday. Here's a look at the new, and returning faces, you'll find in Fox Point and Bayside: Fox Point-Bayside School Board Elizabeth Wick, 8909 N. Pelham Parkway, Michael Weidner, 8485 N. Fielding Road, David Smulyan, 9073 N. Bayside Drive, and Thomas Hayssen, 1111 E. Bywater Lane, are all new faces running for the two open Fox Point-Bayside School Board seats. No incumbents filed for reelection. Terms are three years and there is no salary. Maple Dale-Indian Hill School Board Jim LeTart, 621 W. Fairy Chasm Road, has submitted the appropriate paperwork indicating that he will not run for the MDIH School …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Dr. Rick Monroe served as head of the Nicolet School District since 2007.
Nicolet High School District Superintendent Rick Monroe, who surprised the community Tuesday by announcing his retirement, told Patch in an afternoon interview that the decision was based on an “accumulation” of factors and largely was a lifestyle choice because he wants more time for other pursuits. Those pursuits include his volunteer work for St. Vincent De Paul – he said that he and his wife visited three people who needed assistance last weekend alone – and his desire to spend more time in New York visiting his adult children, playing piano, and being involved in church. “To me, this hasn’t been a job or career. It’s been a lifestyle,” he said – a lifestyle that means he is stopped by people while “buying paint at Home Depot” and that…
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Fox Point-Bayside and Nicolet School Districts only elections to see challengers.
Tuesday day was the final day to file paperwork to get on the April 3 ballot. Both Fox Point and Bayside have two trustee positions up for grabs without any challengers; in the school board races, Fox Point-Bayside and Nicolet are the only districts with a challenger so far. Maple Dale-Indian Hill has a deadline of 5 p.m. Friday for those interested to file for candidacy. Here's a look at how things stack up: Nicolet School Board The Nicolet School Board has two positions up for grabs. Jennifer Peltz has not filed to run, but two challengers have — Melody Halstrom, 777 W. Dean Rd., and Libby Gutterman, 8025 N. Beach Dr. Marilyn Franklin, 7870 N. Regent Rd., has been a board member since 1988 and is the School Board president. She has filed…
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Insurance consultant for district suggests staying with WEA.
Potential candidates can now start circulating nomination papers to run for the spring election.
Want to be one of the five votes on the Nicolet School Board? Inspired to work in public service (and get paid)? Thursday marked the first day that potential candidates for Nicolet and other local offices can start circulating nomination papers for the spring election. Papers are due Jan. 3 to get on the ballot. The general election is April 3, but if a primary is needed, it will be held on Feb. 21. Incumbents who choose not to run must announce that decision by filing a declaration of non-candidacy by Dec. 27. Here are the seats with the incumbent officials whose seats will be on the ballot: Nicolet School Board The seats of School Board President Marilyn Franklin and board member Jennfer Peltz will be on the ballot. Franklin has filed …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Dramatic shift is due to decline in property values in Glendale, which is paying less this year.
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. The shift is due to the decline in property values in Glendale, which saw an 8.9 percent drop in total value this year, said Jeff Dellutri, Nicolet's director of business services. Bayside also saw a decline in property values — about 1.8 percent. However, Fox Point's overall value rose 1.8 percent and River Hills' value went up 0.4 percent. Last year, Glendale property owners paid $7.49 million in taxes to Nicolet — 46.2 percent of all taxes collected by the district. This year, Glendale property owners will pay $7.48 million, or 43.8 percent of the …