All posts tagged Nichols

Clamor to sell Nichols will grow

Monona Grove needs to make $1.2 million in cuts. This year, we don’t have 900k in federal dollars to throw at our deficit. And there won’t be large cuts into public employee compensation like last year. And we can’t close any more schools. That means the district will need to come up with a lot […]

Occupy Nichols occupation date this Friday

The individual behind Occupy Nichols appear to be moving forward with their plan to make a statement this weekend. They have a schedule of events for Friday as they kickoff ‘Occupy Nichols’. It includes speeches. That’s a snoozer in my book. I see they are planning a march on city hall. And they have a […]

Occupy Nichols on Nov. 18?

Okay, this is interesting. The ‘occupy’ craze has hit Monona. www.occupynichols.blogspot.com The URL above was posted in our comments section, and, to my surprise, it’s an actual website calling for an occupation of Nichols on November 18. Anyone know anything? Is this real? It a combination of OMG, WTF and laughter at the prospect of […]

Future of Nichols and Maywood schools

At the most recent school board meeting, the board was given the authority to look into leasing Maywood School, and selling/leasing Nichols. None of this is particularly shocking, since it has been discussed for some months. This does not mean the district is going to sell Nichols. Or lease it or Maywood. It simply gives […]

Nichols/Maywood in the crosshairs

The school board is looking toward the futures of the Maywood and Nichols buildings. Next month, the board will seek authorization from the public to sell and/or lease some district properties. This includes: Sell or lease the Nichols property Sell the two residential properties on Jerome street across from the high school Lease the Maywood […]

Mayor Kahl wants to save Maywood…as a Senior Center

Mayor Kahl sent the district a letter offering a future for Maywood/Nichols/Winnequah schools. Here’s a rundown from Doug Wood’s blog on Kahl’s plan: Maywood: move district offices from Nichols to Maywood, keep pre-K, and turn the rest of it into the new Monona Senior Center. The city would kick in money to upgrade the facility […]