Wisconsin Education News

December 2, 2021

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


While Etude Elementary School, part of the largest school district in Sheboygan County, was recently the subject of a mandatory masking move to curb a COVID-19 outbreak, it’s not the only school in the area having to deal with the coronavirus, and some less visible districts are having to work even harder than Sheboygan to control the spread.

Cadott School Board; Talks of next steps follow DPI report card success

After the Cadott School District and the three buildings in the district received a rating of “exceeded expectations” on the DPI report card, school board members heard how the scores are calculated, at a Committee of the Whole meeting Nov. 29.

Cornell School Board; There’s a bigger picture than state report cards

The state report cards are out, showing what school districts are meeting expectations, which Cornell falls under, as discussed at the school board meeting Nov. 22.

The Oshkosh Area School District has extended its mask mandate through Jan. 7 as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

OSHKOSH – The Oshkosh Area School District extended its mask mandate through at least Jan. 7. 

More than $200K raised to help Waukesha South's marching band after parade tragedy

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Friends and strangers have raised more than $200,000 to support Waukesha South High School's marching band following the Christmas parade tragedy.

MTEA says Milwaukee mask advisory is not enough, calls for indoor mask requirements

MILWAUKEE -- (CBS 58) The Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association referred to Milwaukee's mask advisory and the health department's education efforts as "hollow words," saying that more needs to be done in the community to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Wilmot UHS board appoints interim district administrator

A person familiar to the Wilmot Union High School community has been appointed interim district administrator by the School Board.

Some snow days at Oshkosh Schools may turn into mental time off for staff members

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WLUK) -- Teachers at Oshkosh schools may be getting some additional time off. The Oshkosh Area School District is considering repurposing two snow days as “mental health and wellness days” for staff.

Salem School begins process to find new administrator after Valenza resigns, as expected, June 30

SALEM LAKES — Connie Valenza, who stayed on as the administrator at Salem School for two years after serving in an interim capacity, will resign as expected, effective June 30.

McFarland schools to allow athletes to go unmasked at practice

Vaccinated McFarland High School students participating in closed sports practices will be allowed to go without masks this month, under new guidance from the Dane County’s health department and a policy change from the school district.

COVID cases in Madison schools fall to semester low over past week

Just 22 Madison Metropolitan School District students and teachers reported testing positive for COVID-19 over the past week, the lowest weekly count since the school year began.

Lawsuit over De Pere School District's COVID-19 quarantine policy dismissed

DE PERE (WLUK) – A lawsuit challenging the De Pere school district’s COVID-19 quarantine policy was dismissed Wednesday, but court documents do not include any details on if any changes were made as a result.

De Pere-based Performa Merges with EUA

DE PERE — Performa, a De Pere and Atlanta-based architecture and engineering firm, announced a merger with Eppstein Uhen Architects, a leading architecture and design firm based in Milwaukee. EUA and Performa have agreed in principle to combine firms as of Jan. 31, 2022. 

School board asked to ban books

Following a written complaint by Stacey Trinrud, the Manawa School District is now reviewing the book Looking for Alaska by John Green, which can be found in the middle/high school library.

Peshtigo students in awe talking to astronaut, learn about life in space

PESHTIGO, Wis. (WLUK) -- It was an exciting day at Peshtigo Elementary Learning Center. NASA Astronaut Mark Vande Hei took questions from the International Space Station on what it's like to be in space.

One MMSD staff member is making a difference at East High School

MADISON, Wis. – During a turbulent school year at Madison East High School, one staff member is putting students at ease.

Aspiring Superintendents Workshop - February 16, 2022

The Aspiring Superintendent Program represents the commitment of AWSA and WASDA to invite and nurture the development of future school district leaders in Wisconsin. This effort will result in an ever-growing, high-quality pool of prepared candidates for district administrator positions to ensure that the condition of our profession will continue to improve as we meet the challenges of the future.