Author: Cathy Olig

Great News for Taxpayers

At the January 25, 2021 board meeting, the Board approved a motion to authorize for the Issuance and Sale of approximately $8,350,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds. This sale secured a lower interest rate on existing debt, which directly translates to a taxpayer savings of $500,000. Refinancing remaining debt will reduce future tax levies that support […]

In-Person Spelling Bee

Thank you Falls Schools for hosting an in-person spelling bee! It was great to see so many fine third through eighth grade scholars participating, my daughter included. Since the first rounds of spelling tests were taken on the Scripps National Spelling Bee site, it was an extra special occasion to gather safely in person at […]

Understanding the School Tax Levy

It’s that time of year again when your property tax bill arrives in the mailbox. Although not as exciting as receiving a holiday card, funds collected from property taxes help fund critical services in our community such as the library, road construction, the school district and other important programs.  Your property tax bill is based on […]

My big, virtual hug to you

Menomonee Falls, I am starting today with a grateful heart. I am grateful for caring, committed teachers, who are pouring themselves into new technology to remain connected to students.  My 2nd grader’s teacher brings such calm and comfort with her daily video. Though we miss her greatly, seeing her virtually through video and zoom brings […]

Reasons to Celebrate SDMF

It’s inspiring being a board member of the School District of Menomonee Falls because there are many reasons to celebrate in our district. I’d like to share just a few: 98.8 % Graduation Rate 96 % of Menomonee Falls high school students make plans to attend a two- or four-year college, enter the military, pursue […]

Recent press coverage

I am so humbled by all of the support, encouragement, and kindness from our community. This is my first school board campaign, since the board voted me in back in October 2018, and it’s been a great experience. There’s been some recent press coverage that I wanted to share in a this blog post. This […]

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