Sunday, June 10, 2012

Could the West Bend School District give more Tax Relief by using More of Governor Walker's Tools?

 Despite a resounding victory for Governor Walker and his reforms, the West Bend School District is poised to vote to continue funding the benefits of life insurance and long term disability insurance for its employees. Calling this a savings of 25% due to the potential to change from WEA to another provider, it will still cost the local taxpayers $200,000.00 annually. This is part of the tax to the max budget that is currently proposed, which is projected to be a 6.6% levy increase. One morsel of hope for a less than tax to the max increase would be the Board rejecting this offer as it will be presented by the administration at the meeting Monday June 11, 2012.

Proposed premium changes are: 
Life insurance $114,000.00  from $146,773.00
Long term disability  $86,177.00 from $120,000.00

This proposal passed out of the Finance and Personal Committee on May 21, 2012. Bart Williams, Rick Parks, and newly elected Vinney Pheng are members of that committee. 

 The approximate time for the final vote is at 7:55 pm Monday night. Public participation is held at the beginning of the meeting which begins at 6:30pm.

Regular Board of Education Meeting
Education Service Center
735 S. Main Street
West Bend WI 53095 June 11, 2012
6:30 p.m.
Board Docs for meeting information

Meeting Agenda

Board Member contact information

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