By a 6-1 vote, the West Bend School Board renewed the long term disability and life insurance policy for the district's employees while changing carriers. The cost to the local folks is $200,000 annually. Dave Weigand made a motion to have the employees pay 50% of the cost, citing the overwhelming support for Gov. Walker and his reforms. There was no second among the board members, several of whom tout "conservatism". "This administration will never spend a dime less than they do, unless they are forced to, i.e. last year with the reforms and decrease in state funding", stated Weigand.
The local taxpayers have a large tax increase on the horizon. The Board seems to have no concept of enacting cost saving measures. This administration must be very happy with the Board they now have.