Wisconsin Education News

May 26, 2022

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


Whitefish Bay school board votes to switch back to optional masking for the remainder of the school year

WHITEFISH BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Whitefish Bay School Board voted to return to optional masking at Wednesday night's meeting.

'We’re building a house for people' | Racine high school students construct a new Habitat for Humanity home

MOUNT PLEASANT — Rashawn Cobb couldn’t stop smiling when he heard the news: that the home he and his Case High School classmates helped construct was for Racine Habitat for Humanity.

Area school districts review security measures

WAUSAU, WI (WSAU-WAOW) – Safety is now weighing heavily on the minds of educators in our area in the wake of another school shooting.

MMSD seniors announce college plans at ceremony

Madison, Wis. – Dozens of students from all four Madison high schools participated in College Decision Day at Madison College’s Truax Campus Wednesday night.

BDPD Says Kids Safety At School Is Number One Priority

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Police Department says their number one priority is making sure kids are as safe as they can be when at school.

Athens preps for referendum

The Athens Board of Education last week Wednesday held its first strategic planning session to prepare for the school district’s referendum on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Edgar board OK’s insurance proposal

The Edgar Board of Education last week Wednesday agreed to continue to buy its insurance from Stratford Insurance Co. even though it did not submit a low bid.

Mukwonago School District files restraining order on former student who threatened to shoot teacher

MUKWONAGO, Wis. — The Mukwonago School District filed a restraining order against one of its former students.

Former Madison East principal to serve as next principal of Capital High

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A former Madison East High School principal will serve as the next principal of Capital High, a spokesperson for the school district confirmed Wednesday.

MMSD provides mental health resources, support for families after Texas shooting

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Schools in Madison are trying to give students and their families as much support as possible following the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school.

Area districts and law enforcement discuss school safety

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - After Tuesday’s mass shooting at a school in Uvalde, Texas, parents are wondering what’s being done to keep their kids safe. Though policies vary between school districts, law enforcement officials agree communication is critical to responding to and potentially preventing a tragedy.

Fall Creek School Board approves wages for staff at April meeting

FALL CREEK - Coming out of closed session, the Fall Creek School Board unanimously approved wages for the 2022-23 school year at the board's April meeting back on the 18th in the district meeting room.

Increased police presence at Green Bay schools following Texas shooting

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - In the wake of recent tragedy in Texas, schools in Northeast Wisconsin are taking an even closer look at safety measures.

Wisconsin school safety; federal funding could help

MILWAUKEE - The mass shooting in Texas raises many questions, among them: How do we keep schools safe?

Wisconsin school districts react to mass shooting at Texas elementary school

One day after 19 children and two teachers died in a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, Wisconsin school districts began to send messages to families and staff about the heartbreaking news.

What Wisconsin school districts have done to improve safety and what's needed

MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin schools were given the chance to upgrade the safety and security of their buildings a little more than four years ago, but in the wake of the Texas school shooting, some wonder if it is enough.

Green Bay schools use grants to help students relax and regulate emotions

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- More than a dozen schools in the Green Bay Area Public School District received grants to help make their classrooms a more calming place.

School Resource Officers trained to handle the worst

EAU CLAIRE (WQOW) - After Tuesday's tragedy in Texas, the Eau Claire Area School District is offering parents reassurance that their children are safe in Eau Claire schools.

Wisconsin educational leaders speak out on Texas school shooting

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Wisconsin educational leaders are providing mental health resources for students and calling for collaboration on laws to keep them safe following a mass shooting Tuesday at a Texas elementary school.

Area schools offer advice, increase security in response to Texas school shooting

Beaver Dam residents may see additional police presence around the schools as the Beaver Dam Unified School District works at ending the school year safely following the massacre at a Texas elementary school Tuesday.

‘We must do better’: MMSD superintendent issues statement following Texas school shooting

MADISON, Wis. — The leader of Madison schools says the heartbreak caused by the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas is a pain that has become “all too familiar.”

New high school principal confirmed

The Whitewater Unified School District School Board approved the hiring of the new Whitewater High School Principal, Brent Mansky, earlier this week.

Latest COVID cases in MMSD total 401, with 102 at West High School

COVID cases among Madison Metropolitan School District staff and students rose again last week, making it the seventh in a row since they returned from spring break.

ECASD addresses Texas shooting; counselors available for students

EAU CLAIRE (WQOW) - Counselors and Student Services staff are on-hand at all schools in the Eau Claire Area School District to help students cope with the Texas school shooting. 

Dells school district names new administrators

The Wisconsin Dells School District will have a couple administrative changes for the 2022-23 school year.

A fiscal paradox for Wisconsin schools: state austerity, federal largesse

Tight constraints on state and local revenue paired with an unprecedented stream of federal aid have created a fiscal paradox for Wisconsin’s two largest school districts — bolstering their near-term finances while leaving the future deeply uncertain.

Due to Texas Shooting, Tomah Police Department to Have Increased Presence at Tomah School District

After another horrific school shooting at an elementary school in Texas, it has other school district rethinking their security in the final days of the school year.

McMahon news principal at LaGrange Elementary School

Kelly McMahon has been selected as the new principal of LaGrange Elementary School in Tomah.

Home Building class helps dedicate new Sun Prairie Habitat home

Sun Prairie House Building students joined members of the community on Friday, May 20 as Habitat for Humanity celebrated a home dedication and open house for Babtounde Padonou and Sabi Yessoufou’s family in the Town Hall Crossing neighborhood being constructed by Habitat for Humanity of Dane County.

G-E-T school district adding extra safety measures through the rest of the week

GALESVILLE, Wis. (WKBT) – Administration officials at the Galesville-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District assured families their schools have security measures in place, following the aftermath of a Texas mass shooting that killed 19 children and 2 teachers Tuesday.

Germantown School District superintendent resigns

GERMANTOWN — Brett Stousland, superintendent of the Germantown School District for the past two years, will be leaving that post this summer as he moves on to a new opportunity.

New Tri-County School District Administrator hired

Jamie Delikowski, Ro-sholt, has been hired to replace current Tri-County School District Administrator Anthony “Tony” Marinack, who plans to retire after 23 years working for the district. 

Wisconsin schools ready to handle trauma after Texas shooting

RACINE, Wis. — Seeing the news of 19 students and two teachers being shot and killed at their school in Texas can shake everyone to their core, especially teachers and other school staff, like Trish Howard, the school counselor at Red Apple Elementary in Racine.

Nationwide walkout; Whitefish Bay HS students to protest gun violence

MILWAUKEE - Whitefish Bay high school students are showing their support for the victims in Uvalde by participating in a walkout Thursday, May 26 to protest gun violence. 

Wisconsin gun rights group calling for teachers to be armed in classrooms

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WAOW) -- After the school shooting that rocked the community of Uvalde, Texas, Thomas Leager, the executive director of the group "Wisconsin Gun Owners," is calling for teachers to be armed.

"No more moments of silence": Dozens of Milwaukee educators rally against gun violence

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Tears flowed through the rain Wednesday as Milwaukee educators talked about their students' lives and their own lives after yet another school shooting.

Green Bay City Stadium Automotive Program students receive college credits to NWTC

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — Green Bay area high school students are getting a head start on their technical college education.

Milwaukee school counselor under state investigation for opposition to transgender ideology

(The Center Square) – An elementary school counselor from Milwaukee is refusing to resign or change her mind about gender identity, even after the state opened an investigation that could cost her her job.

Not an ‘if’ but a ‘when’: Wisconsin educators react to Texas shooting

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — Tragedies like the slayings of 19 students and two teachers in a Texas elementary school Tuesday are scary for everyone on all levels — from students to teachers to parents to law enforcement.

Tri-County fourth graders explore Ice Age Trail

The Tri-County fourth graders recently explored the Ice Age National Scenic Trail as part of the Ice Age Trail Alliance’s Saunters Think Outside project.