Wisconsin Education News

June 10, 2021

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

A Wisconsin School District Initiative Aimed At Addressing Inclusivity Sparks Uproar From Parents

In the year of reckoning following the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, conversations about race, equity and belonging have gained momentum in some Wisconsin school districts.

Beloit school district receives total of $30,506,350 in federal funds related to COVID-19

BELOIT—The School District of Beloit is scheduled to receive $30,506,350 in federal funds, in three allocations to address the needs of students, staff and the district facilities during and resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to information from Executive Director of Business, Human Resources, and Operations JoAnn Armstrong.

Teacher's union files lawsuit against Madison School District over contracts

Leaders of local teachers union Madison Teachers Inc. filed a class-action complaint Wednesday with the Dane County Circuit Court against the Madison School District, the latest development in a dispute over teacher contracts.

Masks optional on school district property starting July 3

Face masks for Milton School District students and staff will be optional indoors and outside starting July 3, but rules for the fall semester remain unknown.

Chippewa Falls School District responds to ACLU administrative complaint

The Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District has responded to a complaint filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.

A.J. Schneider Diamond at Lee Griffin Field, viewing platform to be dedicated at Kickapoo High School

The A.J. Schneider Diamond at Lee Griffin Field and handicap accessible viewing platform will be dedicated at Kickapoo High School, Friday, June 11, at 4:30 p.m.

Darlington hires new high school principal

DARLINGTON – The Darlington School Board of Education approved at their board meeting Monday night, June 7, the hiring of Rich Moyer as the new high school principal after former principal Aaron Lancaster passed away in March.

Wisconsin Dells School District joins national vaping lawsuit

The Wisconsin Dells School District has joined a national class action lawsuit targeting vaping devices towards youth in the community.

Behavioral health grants awarded to 50 Wisconsin school districts

Marshfield - Marshfield Clinic Health System and Security Health Plan have announced b.e.s.t. grant recipients for the 2021-22 school year.

Legislators Pushed to Revise Schools Budget

In a letter to Republican leaders of the Wisconsin Legislature, Democratic U.S. Reps. Gwen MooreRon Kind and Mark Pocan asked state lawmakers to revisit their lean budget proposal for public schools.

Superior School Board mulls boost in bus driver pay

The Superior School Board will vote on a proposed boost in bus driver pay and hear the second reading of a resolution supporting transgender, nonbinary and LGBQ+ students at its Monday, June 14, regular meeting in the Superior High School Performing Arts Center.

Assembly committee supports bill barring transgender girls from girls' sports on party-line vote

The bill that would bar transgender girls from playing K-12 girls' sports received unanimous Republican support from the state Assembly Education Committee Wednesday, over complete opposition from Democrats.

Milwaukee Public Schools announces virtual option for 2021-22 school year

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools is developing a full-time, virtual learning option for the 2021-22 school year.

State could miss out on $2.3 billion in K-12 funding with GOP budget

The state could miss out on $2.3 billion in federal stimulus funds if the Republican-led budget-writing committee doesn’t commit more funding to Wisconsin’s K-12 schools, according to a new memo from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau.

2021 Managing to Lead Workshops - July & August Options

The multiple change initiatives underway in education demand more time for learning leadership than ever before. How will you manage such leadership challenges? Where will you find the time? Managing to Lead is designed for an administrator and his/her administrative assistant to take TOGETHER. This has helped countless teams and schools take substantial “leaps forward” in their work – and in their personal lives.