Wisconsin Education News

March 18, 2019

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


Dropoff, pickup became difficult at OMS, RCI over the winter

The Oregon School District will partner with the Village of Oregon on a study later this month to examine traffic volume and patterns at Oregon Middle School and Rome Corners Intermediate School. 

Altoona school district's athletic complex project full steam ahead

Construction on the Altoona school district’s $3.2 million athletic complex development project will begin this spring after Prevea Health donated $75,000 to the project.

Russell Pollock

Russell Lyle Pollock, 89, found his eternal peace Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Clement J. Zablocki, Veterans Administration Spinal Care Injury Clinic after a long battle with a progressive neurological disease.

Board OK's voting resolution

Members of the Sun Prairie School Board on March 11 approved a revised procedure for choosing student representatives to the board and a school board resolution encouraging student civic engagement through voting.

Some Shorewood residents think the school district's referendum numbers are misleading

Some Shorewood residents are raising questions about the tax impact of a schools referendum that will go to voters April 2.

School board talks building project

The Lake Mills Area School District Board of Education met March 11 and discussed the status of the high school building project and approved the turf purchase for the multi-purpose outdoor athletic facility.

Coleman School Gets $3500 Grant

Coleman " The Coleman School District was recipient of a $3,500 grant from the M&M Area Community Foundation through the Foundation's Clean Energy Initiative.  The Community Foundation applied for and received a grant from the C.S. Mott Foundation for this outreach.

Council, school board joint meeting addresses Fourth Street, truancy

BELOIT - The closure of Fourth Street and student truancy issues were among the issues discussed Thursday during a joint meeting of the Beloit City Council and the School District of Beloit Board of Education.

'Change is coming'

BELOIT - The School District of Beloit's newly named Superintendent Stanley Munro has been visiting Beloit this week to familiarize himself with the district and to introduce himself and his educational approach to the community.

Informational meeting held on Martin Elementary addition project

GREEN BAY – Building expansion and changes are on the horizon for Martin Elementary School.

Peshtigo School District Hires Howick Associates

The main focus of the Peshtigo School District Board of Education meeting on Monday, March 11 was a presentation by Drew Howick of Howick Associates of Madison in reference to Future Search and Community Conversation. Howick focuses on designing and facilitating group discussions that enable participants to solve a problem or advance an issue.

Baraboo Lutheran school looks to add 4K students; open house set for Tuesday

St. John’s Lutheran School teacher Kathy Underwood is hoping this year’s rise in 4-year-old kindergarten enrollment continues with the next school year’s class, starting with an open house Tuesday.

Board discusses truancy in Green Bay school

GREEN BAY – The district’s board of education spent more than an hour Monday, March 11, on the presentation of Vicki Bayer, associate superintendent, PK-16 programs, and the work of Student Services regarding issues of attendance and truancy, which were also outlined in a memo from Bayer to Superintendent Michelle Langenfeld.

$125 million referendum would build DeForest intermediate school

A second significant school spending referendum in Dane County next month asks taxpayers in the DeForest School District to approve $125 million in borrowing to build an intermediate school and make other improvements district officials say are needed to accommodate the expanding student population.

Sun Prairie to vote on becoming a two-high school town

Voters in the Sun Prairie School District will decide next month whether it’s time to become the only Dane County community outside of Madison to have more than one traditional high school.

Delavan-Darien remains committed to dual language program

Kara Sussek, a resident of the Delavan-Darien School District, questioned the district’s commitment to its dual language program at Monday night’s regular board meeting. Her comments were in part because of the district’s decision to eliminate the position of Director of Language Acquisition, which currently oversees the dual language program.

OSD options limited to make up for three excess ‘snow days’

With a week of winter left and memories of last year’s spring blizzard still fresh in their minds, Oregon School District officials were perhaps tempting fate Monday night as they discussed options to make up three missed days.

EC school board to decide future of Spanish dual immersion program

The Eau Claire school board on Monday will decide whether the district will implement a Spanish dual immersion program at Longfellow Elementary in the fall.

Gymnastics co-op on the agenda

WHITEWATER — The potential for a co-operative alliance between Jefferson and Whitewater in gymnastics is listed as an item on the agenda for the Whitewater Unified School District School Board meeting when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

'To Kill a Mockingbird' remains in Monona Grove curriculum, more books by minority authors added

Following the Monona Grove School District’s decision last year to keep “To Kill a Mockingbird” in its curriculum, more books by authors of color are being offered in the freshman English class and there is an increased focus on how voices are portrayed in stories for students.

A shortage of school bus drivers has schools and bus companies scrambling to fill routes In Milwaukee area and Wisconsin

Most mornings, Steve Fendt can be found at the wheel of a yellow school bus, meandering the narrow streets of Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood.

Waukesha, other school districts, may have no crossing guards Monday

At least three Milwaukee-area school districts did not have crossing guards on Monday.

Aspiring Administrators Workshops - April 2019

The Aspiring Administrator Workshop is for outstanding educators whom we hope to attract to school administration. The Workshop's primary purpose is to connect teachers, whose career goals include seeking administrative positions, to currently practicing administrators through publications, in-service programs, attendance at WFEA-sponsored programs, AWSA meetings, etc.