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.

Wow! We could have had a V8 (Brookfield Academy's $12.5 mil high school)

I still believe that we could manage our facilities needs without a referendum. Adding an unbonded $1 to $2 million a year just for the high schools to our capital improvement budget could go a long way in improving our schools.(This would require referendum approval.)

In years we have surpluses at year end, this year we had $3.5 million, and we could make noticible improvements.

(Remember, we defeased $2.5 mil in 2006 (did not require referendum approval), so that amount has been added to our tax bills before.)

Correction: C G SCHMIDT Cost summary of Referendum


Elmbrook School District Referendum Links:

Frequently Asked Questions  Not to be missed!

HSST Meeting Minutes 

Cost Breakdowns of Type of Work (cost per square footage)

Architect's Conceptual High School Floorplans--East and Central

Facility "Needs" comparison of failed 2007 and present 2008 referendums

Key Academic Benefits: click on that subject heading.

Tax Calculator  

Elmbrook asks for smaller expansion--JSOnline (Also includes links to past articles)

Still no link to the 2008 Election Edition of the Link. Hope you got your copy.
counter hit xanga

Former 2007 Referendum Facilities Facts Sheets (Still a good read)


The countdown continues: Just 2 days until MILLIONS OF DOLLARS Tuesday!

Email me your thoughts on the $62.2 million dollar referendum.

Links: Brookfield7, Betterbrookfield Vicki Mckenna 


































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