Friday, March 1, 2013
Incumbent Frank A. Carini is looking to retain his seat on the Oak Creek-Franklin School Board.
Name: Frank A. Carini Age: 44 Address: 8620 S. Stone Creek Drive, Oak Creek Family: Married to Michelle Carini, former elementary teacher in the district. Two children, Gianna, 7, and Joey, 5. Occupation: Vice president/market manager at BMO Harris Bank Education: Dominican High School, bachelor's degree in business economincs from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Lived in the district: 14 years Related experience: Read more about the Oak Creek-Franklin School Board race.
Friday, December 14, 2012
School Board members Frank Carini and Paul Mason will be on the ballot April 2; no other candidates have yet filed nomination papers.
Both members of the Oak Creek-Franklin School Board whose terms expire in April will seek re-election. Frank Carini and Paul Mason have turned in the necessary paperwork to be on the ballot in April, Superintendent Sara Burmeister said. No other candidates have yet emerged. Carini, the school board president, was first elected in 2007, while Mason has been on the board since 2003. Nomination papers must be turned in by 5 p.m. Jan. 2. If more than four people file papers, a primary would be held Feb. 19. The general election is April 2. School Board members are elected to three-year terms and receive $420 per month.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Three council and two school board seats will be up for election on April 2, 2013. Saturday is the first day candidates can begin circulating nomination papers.
After a year of recalls, a contentious U.S. Senate race and the battle for the White House, 2013 figures to be a little quieter year for elections. But several key local positions will be on the ballot on April 2, 2013, including three Oak Creek Common Council seats and two positions on the Oak Creek-Franklin School Board. Aldermen Dan Jakubcyzk, Ken Gehl and Jim Ruetz, who was appointed to the seat following Alderman Steve Scaffidi's election as mayor, will be up for election on the council (see a map of the districts they represent). The seats of Paul Mason and School Board President Frank Carini are up on the school board. Saturday marks the first day candidates can begin circulating nomination papers, which must be filed by 5 p.m. Jan…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Ongoing discussions over the best grading scales and practices in Oak Creek schools continued Monday night. A new grading scale could be adopted in December.
The Oak Creek-Franklin School Board appears close to a consensus on a new grading scale for the district's high school and two middle schools, though it may conflict with what parents want. After discussions that started at the beginning of the school year, the board was presented with five grading-scale options at a meeting Monday night. Among them: keeping the status quo, adopting the current high school scale, adopting the current middle school scale and two different blends of the middle and high school scales. Board members favored a blend of the scales that puts equal distance between each grade. Several said they liked that scale because of the equidistance between grades and a higher standard for a passing grade. However, a …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Conflict arises with Glimeister's employment as girls basketball coach.
Oak Creek-Franklin School Board member Jim Gilmeister will resign because of a state regulation disallowing him from coaching sports in the school district and serving on the school board at the same time. The school district recently learned of the state rule and Gilmeister was forced to effectively choose between coaching and maintaining his seat on the School Board, Superintendent Sara Burmeister said during Monday's board meeting. He chose to continue coaching girls basketball and submitted his resignation, which is effective Tuesday, to the school board. The district has had a conflict-of-interest policy in place since 1998 that prohibits board members from benefiting monetarily from the district more than $5,000, Burmeister said. …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Board wanted to keep pension costs down.
Oak Creek-Franklin Superintendent Sara Burmeister will receive a one-time, 3 percent bonus this year. The School Board approved the payment Monday night. Burmeister earns a salary of $153,497, according to Department of Public Instruction data, making the bonus worth $4,604. Board members said that they chose to approve a bonus rather than a salary increase to help keep pension costs down, an idea that came from board member Mark Verhalen, who was elected to his first term in April. Board President Frank Carini gave Burmeister high praise for her job performance. The bonus was an outside-the-box idea to reward her while keeping costs down for taxpayers, he said. "Every time you give a salary increase, there is a domino effect" on pensions…
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Budget does not raise property tax levy.
Unlike scenes that played out elsewhere, all was quiet at Monday night's Oak Creek-Franklin School District annual meeting, where the district's preliminary budget was approved. The budget projects no increase in the property tax levy, though several factors - such as enrollment and finalized state aid - are still to be determined. Those could have an impact on the final version of the budget, which will be passed in October. Nevertheless, School Board President Frank Carini said not raising taxes was a priority of his, and he is pleased the district is doing that while not making drastic cuts. The district saved money by teachers contributing 5.8 percent to retirement costs (as dictated by Gov. Scott Walker's budget) and by not replacing …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Carini, Lampe, Satula recognized by the Oak Creek Common Council Tuesday.
The Common Council on Tuesday passed three resolutions honoring former Fire Chief Brian Satula, recent Citizen of the Year winner Frank Carini, and former alderwoman Ann Lampe. Satula retired as fire chief in May and was appointed by Gov. Scott Walker to the position of state emergency management administrator. He began his Oak Creek Fire Department career in 1977. Carini was honored at a dinner Friday with this year's Citizen of the Year award. He also serves as school board president and in many volunteer capacities. Lampe recently stepped down from the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Commission after 10 years. "She served the city in a thorough, conscientious and professional manner," according to the proclamation. It also noted her work…
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Other officers were elected at Monday's Oak Creek-Franklin School Board meeting.
updated: 11:37 a.m. Frank Carini has been elected to another one-year term as president of the Oak Creek-Franklin School Board. Carini, who was recently named this year's Oak Creek Citizen of the Year, now begins his fourth year as board president. "I am very excited about being president again for another year," Carini said. "My biggest goal is that we as a board continue working as a team. We have a great school district, with great administrators and employees. We as a board want to continue this and offer the best education to our community." Other School Board officers for the upcoming year were also chosen. Jim Gilmeister was named vice president; Paul Mason, treasurer; and Kathleen Borchardt, clerk. The other School Board member is…
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Residents want anything from waterparks to a Bayshore-like shopping destination.
Whenever some 60 people representing numerous facets of a community come together, it’s almost impossible for everyone to agree on anything. That's the scenario that played out Wednesday over the course of two meetings totaling nearly four hours at Oak Creek City Hall. Residents and community leaders gave their input on the future of the former Delphi site and current Civic Center, and opinions were mixed on what that should look like. Despite the varying range of interests, Carolyn Esswein, an associate with Graef who led a large portion of both meetings, said some patterns emerged, particularly regarding the 85-acre Delphi property at 7929 S. Howell Ave. “The consensus is ‘something unique,’” she said of Delphi. “They want something that…