Wisconsin Education News

July 19, 2018

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


Baraboo High School renovations to be completed next month (Baraboo News Republic © 07/18/2018)

Project leaders hope to complete construction at Baraboo High School before the end of the summer.

Burlington School Board selects referendum question (Racine Journal Times © 07/19/2018)

BURLINGTON — The Burlington Area School District board has whittled down the options for its fall referendum to one question, which will get a straight yes-or-no vote.

Deal near on police officer for schools (Lake Geneva Regional News © 07/18/2018)

WILLIAMS BAY – The school board is moving ahead with plans for a referendum to support hiring a police officer in the schools, while the village board concentrates on finding its share of the money.

Dells School District prepares for referendum tour (Wisconsin Dells Events © 07/18/2018)

The School District of Wisconsin Dells is hitting the road with a referendum roadshow that was announced at a special meeting of the school board on July 16.

Marshall School Board eyes standard assessment surveys, staff evaluations (Waterloo Marshall © 07/19/2018)

The Marshall School Board met for its Committee of the Whole meeting July 11 to discuss items that will appear on agenda for the meeting this week.

New assistant principal chosen for Portage High School (Portage Daily Register © 07/19/2018)

Portage High School’s new assistant principal says her past work experience in post-secondary education should come in handy when helping students become college- and career-ready.

Reedsburg schools tax levy projects drop to $12 million (Reedsburg Times Press © 07/18/2018)

Reedsburg School District Business Manager Pat Ruddy compared building the budget to putting together a puzzle. However, some missing pieces that will be found later on could affect the final numbers of the 2018-19 budget.

Tomah School Board forwards tax decrease to annual meeting (La Crosse Tribune © 07/18/2018)

Tomah School District electors will be asked to vote for a tax decrease next month.

Viroqua School Board to help new principal with moving expenses (La Crosse Tribune © 07/18/2018)

The Viroqua School Board voted to help with moving expenses for the new high school principal and his family at its meeting Monday.

Poynette Blessings program benefits local students (Poynette Press © 07/19/2018)

The Poynette Blessings in a Backpack continues to make a difference in the Poynette community. Recently, program volunteers, as well as representatives from the Monsanto – Arlington station, gathered for a volunteer appreciation night.

Poynette schools awarded grant for school safety upgrades (Poynette Press © 07/19/2018)

The School District of Poynette was recently awarded $82,665 by the Wisconsin Department of Justice School Safety Grant program.

Antigo's new school district administrator sits down for an interview (WSAW News Channel 7 © 07/18/2018)

ANTIGO, Wis. (WSAW) -- Antigo School District has gained a new Administrator making this the fourth administrator in four school years.

Chippewa Falls school district: Referendum construction to begin in March (Chippewa Falls Online © 07/19/2018)

The Chippewa Falls school district anticipates bidding and construction on referendum projects to begin in spring of 2019, a district official said Tuesday.

Onsite clinic saves CF school district $500K in first year, administrators say(Chippewa Falls Online © 07/18/2018)

The Chippewa Falls School District’s on-site health clinic has saved the district roughly $500,000 in health-care costs in its first year, district administrators say.

School to help with upgrades to Tannery Creek field (Medford Star News © 07/19/2018)

With a little help from the school district, the Tannery Creek baseball field will be receiving some major improvements at the end of the season.

Menomonee Falls High School is building a wall to honor alumni who have served in the military (Sussex Sun © 07/19/2018)

A wall honoring former students who have served in the armed forces is being constructed at Menomonee Falls High School. 

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