Author: Cathy Olig

Celebrating 2021 Graduation and Year End Recognition Events

It truly was an honor to attend 2021 graduation and year end recognition events! I am so happy to celebrate students’ achievements and big milestones as a board member and fellow parent. The last week of school was a busy one! 5th Grade Recognition It started with the Riverside 5th grade recognition event. As part […]

Providing Testimony at the Virtual Joint Finance Committee Hearing

As one of the speakers from our district, I had an opportunity to share testimony for the Virtual Joint Finance Committee Hearing. Each year, the board determines key legislative priorities for the biennial budget cycle. Check out the 2021 – 2023 Legislative Priorities. I focused my comments on two items: A predictable and sustainable K-12 […]

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 […]

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