Wisconsin Education News

January 17, 2019

The Wisconsin Education News is a daily update of education news and events that are taking place around Wisconsin.


Work continues on track at Prentice School

The $8.5 million redesigned project at the Prentice School campus is well underway, with the walls for the new elementary wing addition already up and in the process of being bricked.

Superintendent Search Timeline

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) - June 2020, that's when the current Green Bay Area Public School District superintendent's contract ends.

Shawano schools developing transgender guidelines

The Shawano School District is following the lead of other school districts and developing guidelines regarding transgender students.

Rezoning is next for new NOSD charter school

Enrollment for the Northern Ozaukee School District’s new charter school at the Riveredge Nature Center will begin early next month, but first the school site has to be rezoned.

School board OKs football field, $725,000 contribution

The Port Washington-Saukville School Board on Monday voted unanimously to install an artificial turf football field and invest $725,000 of public money in the first phase of a Port High outdoor athletic facilities project that otherwise is to be paid for with private donations.

Grant brings fresh fruit, vegetables to Al Behrman students in Baraboo

The morning snack Kyla Pfaff distributes to her fifth-grade class at Al Behrman Elementary School three days a week usually gets polished off within 15 minutes.

School board meeting yields building project update and more

The latest Chippewa Falls School District school board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15 yielded updates from the building project referendum, an update on students’ academic performance in a key educational area and a local elementary school’s information on a new seating style in their classrooms.

Sauk Prairie School District partners with business community

Sauk Prairie High School students are getting an education on life skills that could help them secure a job.

Kaukauna schools voters face $32.9 million question

KAUKAUNA - Taxpayers in the Kaukauna Area School District will consider a $32.9 million school referendum question in the April 2 election, following a split Board of Education decision.

Menomonie district to offer CVTC Academy courses in 2019

Menomonie students will have the opportunity to earn free college credits this summer in a new partnership between the Menomonie School District and Chippewa Valley Technical College.

School Board weighs school trip funding policy

Travel topped the agenda at the Jan. 14 Cambridge Board of Education meeting.

School Board weighs NHS application process

Based on community input, the Deerfield School Board discussed on Jan. 7 making changes to the admission process for Deerfield High School’s National Honor Society chapter.

Platteville students get history lesson from decades of documents

PLATTEVILLE, Wis (WMTV) -- A discovery in an old closet at a Platteville middle school is giving high school history students a hands-on lesson in their city's history.

$59.9 million referendum ready for April

A $59.9 million referendum will be on the April 2 ballot in the School District of Milton.

School board members ready to dive in

Six school board members at Monday’s meeting said they would be in favor of making improvements to reopen the Milton High School pool — hopefully, in time for the girls swim season in fall.

Ag in the Classroom Program Announces Available Grants

The Wisconsin Farm Bureau's Ag in the Classroom program announced it is accepting applications for matching grant for groups sponsoring programs or projects that promote agricultural literacy in K-12 schools.

2019 Middle and High School Principals Convention

The 2019 Middle and High Principals Convention will take place from February 6-8, 2019 at the Concourse Hotel in Madison.