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Green Bay School Board
Firm selected for superintendent search
The Green Bay School Board held a special meeting Monday, Oct. 10, to select a firm to aid in its search for a new superintendent.

After interviewing representatives from BWP & Associates, Wisconsin Association of School Boards and McPherson & Jacobson LLC at their Sep. 30 meeting, the board discussed the decision at length and ultimately chose to go with BWP & Associates.

2023 budget presentation
Chief Financial Officer Angela Roble appeared at the special meeting of the board to present the proposed 2023 budget.

The proposed budget of $373,705,546 includes the total expenditures from all funds.

“If you don’t work in public education, those numbers are gonna be startling,” Board President Laura McCoy said. “This is what it costs to provide educational services for roughly 20,000 students, and these are the numbers that we must make peace with.”

Although the numbers seem daunting, the proposed budget actually includes roughly $4 million in savings due to the recent elimination of 105 full-time positions.

This budget, Roble said, likely marks the first of many difficult budgets for the district.

“This is the first of many challenging budgets, I feel, in the next couple of years.” she said. “Just based on some of the factors that we’re facing – which include declining enrollment, inflation, the one-time funding that we have for the next couple of years and then also the uncertainty surrounding the next state biennium budget.”

The district will hold a public budget hearing Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Howard Village Board
Speed limit review
At its Oct. 10 meeting, the Howard Village Board voted to have a study conducted regarding a possible speed limit change on Evergreen Avenue, between Pinecrest Road and Hillcrest Heights.

The issue was brought forward by a resident who lives on Evergreen Avenue and would like to see the speed limit be reduced from 30 mph to 25 mph.

Director of Public Works Geoff Farr warned that a study may indicate that the road should actually have an increased speed limit.

“That study may come back and say the speed limit should be 35,” he said. “So we’re asking for a study, but be careful what we ask for. If you ask for a study, we don’t know what number is going to come back.”

Parking ordinances
The board also approved two ordinances regarding parking within the village at its Oct. 10 meeting.
The first ordinance prohibits parking on the west side of AMS Court from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and from 2:45-3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, as requested by New Leaf Academy to keep both lanes clear for parents picking up and dropping off students.

The second ordinance prohibits parking on a portion of Tulip Lane in front of La Petite Academy in order to guarantee space for school buses to pull off the road when loading/unloading students.

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