Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Kathleen Wied-Vincent, who lost in her bid for the Greendale School Board, said the election set the standard for the state.
A week after losing out in her bid for the Greendale School Board, Kathleen Wied-Vincent told board members at their meeting Monday the election set the standard for the rest of the state. "I really believe that our district set the bar higher for the state of Wisconsin on how elections should be run with integrity, with the best interest of our students in mind," Wied-Vincent said. Wied-Vincent was one of three challengers running against incumbents Tom Slota, Victoria McCormick and Melanie Kuzmanovic, who were all re-elected in the April 2 election. Katie Mevis and Roger Dalkin also ran for a spot on the board. Wied-Vincent, a 1985 Greendale High School graduate, also praised the incumbents, saying they will help the community continue …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Candidates for Greendale School Board discussed the frequent attacks against the school district administration and board during a candidate forum Wednesday.
Among the questions the League of Women Voters posed to School Board candidates during a forum Wednesday was one about the many negative comments frequently posted online—Greendale Patch, in particular—about school-related issues. From the resignations of a principal and outreach coordinator, to a late call to cancel school, the criticism of school district leaders is not in short supply. But do they match the general consensus of the public? Or do those comments represent the views of a minority, albeit a loud one? Most of the candidates believed it to be the latter and blasted commenters for using anonymous names. The incumbents up for re-election said they rarely get criticism through phone calls or emails—a far cry from the comment …
There are contested races for both the Greendale School Board and Village Board in Tuesday's election. We want to know which candidates are going to get your vote — and why.
Friday, March 29
Greendale voters heading to the polls on Tuesday to cast ballots in several key local races — School Board and Village Board. Incumbents Ronald Barbian and Carl Genz, along with challenger Jason Cyborowski are vying for two seats on the Village Board. In the School Board election, incumbents Thomas Slota, Victoria McCormick and Melanie Kuzmanovic are being challenged by Roger Dalkin, Katie Mevis and Kathleen Weid Vincent. We're giving Greendale voters — and the candidates themselves — an opportunity to tell us whom they support in one or both of these races — and why. Post a comment at the bottom of this article and tell us why you think any of these candidates should be elected. And before you vote, check out Greendale Patch's 2013 …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
While their backgrounds differ, six School Board candidates said they have something unique they can bring to the Greendale School Board.
With less than a week remaining until Tuesday's election, the six candidates vying for three positions on the Greendale School Board talked about the issues and what they would bring to the board during a forum Wednesday night. The forum contrasted two long-time incumbents in the race, Tom Slota and Victoria McCormick, with a recent appointee, Melanie Kuzmanovic, plus three residents trying to get on the school board for the first time: Roger Dalkin, Katie Mevis and Kathleen Wied-Vincent. Slota and McCormick spoke often of their long experience dealing with school district-related issues while on the school board — and, more importantly, the district's successful track record during that time. Slota, first elected in 1987, is the longest-…
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Six people are running for three seats on the Greendale School Board in the general election to be held April 2.
Voters in the Greendale School District will head to the polls April 2 to choose three people to serve on the Greendale School Board. The top three vote-getters will take seats on the board. Candidates are incumbents Tom Slota, Melanie Kuzmanovic and Vicki McCormick, and challengers Roger Dalkin, Kathleen Wied-Vincent and Katie Mevis. (Click on link for biographical information on each candidate). To provide residents with the most information on where they stand on the issues facing the village, Greendale Patch invited readers to submit questions that we posed to the candidates. Here, in their own words, are the candidates' answers to those questions as well as some posed by Patch. Katie Buszkiewicz-Mevis Greendale needs strong, …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Greendale voters will have some choosing to do April 2 when it comes to the school board. To help you decide, we'd like your input on what questions to ask the candidates as we gear up for our election coverage.
Greendale voters will choose from a field of six candidates to fill three positions on the Greendale School Board on April 2. Six candidates have filed papers to be on the ballot for three positions on the Greendale School Board this spring, according to the school district. All three incumbents—Thomas Slota, Victoria McCormick and board-appointee Melanie Kuzmanovic—have filed papers seeking election this spring. Additionally, community members Kathleen Weid Vincent, Katie Mevis and Roger Dalkin have filed papers with the school district indicating their candidacies. What questions do you have for these candidates? Tell us in the comments section of this story.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Six candidates are vying for three seats on the Greendale School Board in the April 2 election.
Greendale voters will have a chance next month to hear directly from School Board candidates and see where they stand on their issues. The League of Women Voters and Greendale Chamber of Commerce are scheduling a forum for March. An exact date has not been set. Six candidates are vying for three spots on the board. Incumbents Thomas Slota, Victoria McCormick and Melanie Kuzmanovic and challengers Kathleen Weid Vincent, Katie Mevis and Roger Dalkin will be on the ballot in the April 2 general election. The top two vote-getters will serve three-year terms. The candidate coming in third will serve one year, filling the remainder of Jim Schutte’s term. Kuzmanovic was appointed by the board to fill Schutte’s position this summer. The chamber …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Greendale Schools will conduct School Board Academy include election procedures and the time commitment of Board service.
Editor's Note: A correction was made in regards to the term of the third vote getter in the third paragraph. The Greendale School District will host a workshop in December to encourage residents to learn more about the district and provide information to those interested in becoming a candidate for the Greendale School Board. The School Board Academy will be held on Monday, December 10 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the District Office, located at 6801 Southway. Those interested in registering for the workshop should contact the school district office at (414) 423-2700 ext. 2702 by December 7. The five-member Greendale School Board will have three position(s) on the Spring 2013 ballot. The top two vote getters will serve three-year terms. The …