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Decision 2017: Meet the Six Candidates for School Board

SchoolBoardElection_LogoThe West Bend School Board will have a new look after the election on April 4.

Three seats are on the ballot and only one incumbent, Ryan Gieryn, is running for re-election, which means the board will have at least two new faces. Leaving the board are president Rick Parks and vice-president Bart Williams.

Gieryn will be joined by Richard Cammack, Nancy Justman, Bob Miller, Joel Ongert, and Tonnie Schmidt on the ballot. The West Bend Current asked each candidate about their background. That interview material is presented below in the order that the candidates will appear on the ballot. Continue reading

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To Combine or Not Combine

Candidates for school board don’t agree about whether East and West should remain separate schools

By Abby Janto, Current Staff

Should East and West combine?

That question has been a hot topic for the past several years among students and families in the West Bend School District.  Some argue that merging the schools could potentially unify our schools and community.  Others see having two schools in one building as a convenient set-up and a unique feature that sets West Bend apart from every other district in the nation. Continue reading


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A Pricey Privilege

Brian Corazzi

Brian Corazzi is thrilled to finally have a parking pass, but his wallet doesn’t share his enthusiasm.

By Mike Smale, Current Staff

At the beginning of second semester, East sophomore Brian Corazzi was finally able to use his new driving privileges and start parking at the high school.

“I enjoy being able to park in the parking lot,” said Corazzi.  “It is expensive, though.”

This momentous step in Brian’s high school adventure set his checking account back a hefty $66.50.  That’s because the West Bend High Schools have one of the highest parking pass rates in the area. Continue reading

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