Saturday, April 30, 2011

2001-12 West Bend School Board

President- Randy Marquardt
Vice-President- Tim Stepanski
Clerk-Bart Williams
Treasurer- Rick Parks

Curriculum and Instruction:
Chair-Tim Stepanski
Dave Weigand
Kris Beaver

Chair-Dave Weigand
Randy Marquardt
Rick Parks

Chair-Rick Parks
Bart Williams
Kris Beaver

Technology and Facilities:
Chair- Todd Miller
Randy Marquardt
Bart Williams

Chair- Tim Stepanski
Rick Parks
Bart Williams

Cesa Rep- Tim Stepanski

WASB delegate-Randy Marquardt

WB Public Schools Foundation-
Randy Marquardt
Rick Parks

Kris Beaver
Bart Williams

Randy Marquardt

Todd Miller
Dave Weigand
Randy Marquardt

Friday, April 29, 2011

New Board Leadership to be Chosen Tomorrow Morning

April 30, 2011
9:30 a.m.
1. Call to order
2. Board Reorganization
a. Election of Officers
b. Committee/Other Assignments
3. Adjourn into executive session pursuant to Wis.
Stats. 19.85(1)(c) to consider employment, promotion,
compensation or performance evaluation data of any
public employee over which the governmental body has
jurisdiction or exercises responsibility, and take any such
action, if necessary, based on its discussion namely:
administrative structure and transitions.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sex and Drug survey for kids 11-18 years old

How would you like your son or daughter to go to school and be asked:

During your life, with whom have you had
sexual contact?
A. I have never had sexual contact
B. Females
C. Males
D. Females and males

During the past 3 months, with how many
people did you have sexual intercourse?
A. I have never had sexual intercourse
B. I have had sexual intercourse, but not
during the past 3 months
C. 1 person
D. 2 people
E. 3 people
F. 4 people
G. 5 people
H. 6 or more people

If you attempted suicide during the past
12 months, did any attempt result in an
injury, poisoning, or overdose that had to be
treated by a doctor or nurse?
A. I did not attempt suicide during the
past 12 months
B. Yes
C. No

These questions are found on the upcoming survey sponsored by the West Bend School District, and your child will be filling it out unless you opt them out. The complete survey can be found at:
It has been updated for this year.

Parents received a letter this week informing them of the survey and advising them to fill out a form if they want to OPT OUT their child, and return the form to the school. No return envelope was provided. The date of the survey was not given. If a parent fails to return the form their child is automatically going to be a participant in this anonymous survey. The school district asks that all students take part in the survey.

I have a few questions myself.

1. If the district insists on asking such questions of our children, shouldn't the option be to OPT IN and not OPT OUT?
2. How many children will participate in this survey without parental knowledge?
3. Is this a good use of our tax dollars and class time?
4. What thoughts enter a child's mind when such questions are posed?
5. How can a parent decide if they want their child to participate when the survey was not included in the correspondence?

School contact information:
Badger Middle School 335-5455
Silverbrook Middle School 334-5500
East High 335-5530
West High 335-5570

Parents, please stay informed about what happens in your child's schools. Their future is at stake.

Feel free to contact the Board of Education with any questions or comments.
2009-2010 Members
Joe Carlson

Personnel / Finance
Stakeholder Communications

Vice President
Tim Stepanski

Board Instruction
Stakeholder Communications
Kris Beaver

Board Instruction
Todd Miller

Stakeholder Communications
Randy Marquardt

Dave Weigand

Board Instruction