Elmbrook looks to consolidate facilities

What a novel idea!

Ok you wonderful readers. I need a link to the rest of this article from the Freeman. Thank you. 🙂

I’ve requested a copy of Dr. Gibson’s memo and will post it when the district comes through.


  1. Would be interesting to see his memo, did he really say the consolidations weren’t eminent, or do you think that’s a reporter typo? 🙂

  2. As I said prior to the April referendum on Brookfieldnow Forum ,and again on F.C. in November, consolidations would be the best option rather than running up a $62m tab.


  3. The Lorax says:

    @Bdad freudian slip?

  4. Thanks for the link, Dean. There was important stuff in what was missing!

  5. Tinkerbell says:

    Please read Cindy’s other post on this subject: Jan 18, Superintendent Matt Gibson’s consolidation memo. Then read the following post I made there, and will repeat here, as this is just too important to miss:

    When is a consolidation NOT a consolidation?

    When Elmbrook “adopts” Amy Montessori school into Burleigh Elementary!

    I understand the NAB or North Avenue Building is at the North end of the BCHS fields. I understand this is leased to the private Amy Montessori preschool. Would you be able to find figures on that rental amount, term, etc?

    If I understand correctly, at this time when it may be most reasonable to consolidate our elementary schools, in the same memo the author is also contemplating utilizing some of our existing elementary school classroom capacity NOT to welcome displaced students from potentially closed elementary schools, but to relocate a private business – Amy Montessori preschool!

    Wake up people. Smell the coffee.

    Put another way, why would the district’s primary concern be that of offering space to it’s rental tenant, AMS, if NAB was sold? Do they not believe the leadership of AMS capable of making their own business decisions as to location, location, location? Again, what are the terms of the rental agreement with NAB? (Find out quickly, before a new contract is signed!)

    It would seem to me that moving AMS into Burleigh Elementary would accomplish the following: 1) Utilize capacity which might otherwise be available for Elmbrook elementary students… possibly forcing the community to keep additional elementary schools in operation long after economically feasible. 2) Incur costs to adapt/remodel Burleigh for additional numbers of preschoolers… possibly forcing preparatory costs for 4K , hidden in the guise of this “consolidation” project. 3) Increase community distrust of the district administration.