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Bill Attewell

Bill Attewell is the editor and publisher of Everything Greendale. He has over 20 years experience as an award-winning newspaper editor, writer and publisher. His work has been read in in over 50 publications across the U.S. and abroad. Bill is a long-time resident of Greendale and a Greendale High School alum. Go Panthers!


  1. barb

    Thought I had commented on this but maybe it was deleted. I don’t think a recall is necessary, we just have till spring election till we can vote them out. So all we need is some young parents to run for these 3 positions.

    • WI Mother

      Barb, 2 board members are up in spring.. Unfortunately, the one that stated, in so many words, “no educational value in veterans memorial” is not one of them..

  2. GSD Ed.

    There is huge laditude given to the district office administration. No clear office hours. Office is empty of administration most days. Rules are different for them. They are not around.

  3. Richard

    CEO coaching is a common practice in the private sector. It seems unusual in the public sector. How much “professional improvement” has the school board invested in their CEO and what was the objective of this “professional improvement?” What is the return on investment and what was the purpose of all of this?

  4. Greendale Watcher

    I think we need to ask the school board why a superintendent making over $150,000 a year needs a leadership coach (at taxpayer expense).

    • Marie

      I cannot believe that is true. Why would we be paying for a leadership coach. After three years we need a leadership coach? Something isn’t right.

  5. Chief Justice

    What does “this have no educational value Mel” think? Or send me on a taxpayer paid trip Vicki think of all this.

  6. GSD Ed.

    Post the video Everything Greendale. Let voters see how rude the school board is. Not to mention Goofy. The teachers openly mocked Tharp this week. There is zero respect for dumber.

  7. Adam

    I will investigate groups that help towns recruit candidates and report what I find out to Bill Attwell. Everything Greendale can become a catalyst to improve Greendale’s public elected officials. It is time to create choices and improve the quality of candidates. Lets do it Greendale. These weak people need to go. I have sent Attwell 100 bucks to pay for the cost of getting open record video copies of school board meetings to post the video of this boards conduct.

    • WI Mother

      Thank you, Adam, and the majority of our Village of Greendale thanks you, including our Veterans. Being one who was in attendance at the October 27th Greendale School Board, I found the attitude of the “no voters” disgusting after a Veteran asked if introductions could be made as he did not know “who was who”. The display in response to that question was uncalled for and unnecessary. Shameful.

      • A Proud Veterans Supporter

        I was at the meeting too and I could not believe the school board refused to identify its members. “We have plaques” they said. We couldn’t see … the room was packed. Very disrespectful!!!

  8. WI Mother

    GSD Ed..We are right with you.. Let’s get some candidates.. Let’s go Everything Greendale.. We need help.. What we have is NOT working…

    • Ruby

      Greendale school board needs younger parents and a tax payer representative. The average age must be 60.5 years. I also heard today these board members are paid 5,600 dollars a year to “serve” on the school board. Not bad pay for two one hour meetings a month and then not returning calls or answering emails!

  9. GSD Ed.

    How can Everything Greendale find and bring to the publics view good candidates to defeat Crappitto and Szygiel?

  10. Lance

    This writer is spot on. We don’t need a recall and our community is divided enough as it is. It is the responsibility of the voters to elect new representatives. Thank you.

  11. marc

    Amen. Recalls are not designed to remove due to disagreements nor inability. We elect these individuals. Accountability needs to be recognized on all levels, even the voters. Its a waste of time and money.

  12. An Insider

    I tend to agree with this. But, I wouldn’t oppose a recall either for the no voters on the memorial either. We do need a clean sweep on this school board. Time to start fresh. Believe it or not, things are much worse with the district than most people know.

  13. GSD Ed.

    Greendale teachers will support new candidates that put our students ahead of paid trips around the country called conferences for McCormick, Tharp, and Crapitto.

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