Wisconsin Education News

August 3, 2021

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


A chat with new SV School District Administrator John Groh

SPRING VALLEY, WI – The Sun-Argus sat down with John Groh the new Spring Valley School District Administrator last Friday morning, July 23, 2021, to get acquainted and have a chat before the start of the 2021-22 school year that will start on Wednesday, September 1.

State health and education officials to release COVID-19 recommendations for school districts this week

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Soon school districts will receive updated COVID-19 guidelines from state health officials, as many reevaluate mask policies due to high levels of transmission.

Stateline Family YMCA, Beloit Turner High School team up to install artificial surfaces at sports complex

The Stateline Family YMCA announced a partnership with Beloit Turner High School for the installation of artificial turf on two fields at the Stateline Family YMCA Youth Sports Complex on Prairie Avenue in a Monday morning groundbreaking ceremony.

ECASD Board of Education discusses facility updates

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -Needed building overhauls and near capacity reached means multiple schools in the Eau Claire Area School District may be getting some expansions and updates.

YMCA and Turner team up to install turf

BELOIT—The Stateline Family YMCA announced a partnership with Beloit Turner High School for the installation of artificial turf on two fields at the Stateline Family YMCA Youth Sports Complex on Prairie Avenue in a Monday morning groundbreaking ceremony.

Neenah Joint School District receives Platinum Workplace Wellness Award

NEENAH, Wis. (WFRV) – The Neenah Joint School District earned the Platinum Award from the Wellness Council of America for the first time.

Winneconne School board votes for optional mask wearing for upcoming school year

WINNECONNE, Wis. (WFRV)- On Monday, August 2, the Winneconne School Board unanimously voted for in-person learning to have optional masking for the upcoming school year.

Area schools districts making mask mandates decisions for the beginning of the year

WESTON, Wisc. (WAOW)-- As cases of Covid-19 grow across the country, schools need to decide if students and staff will be wearing masks at the being of the school year.

Madison Metropolitan School District and Badger Bus Lines Combat Bus Driver Shortages

The Madison Metropolitan School District is  looking for 30 new bus drivers for the upcoming school year. 

Masks optional for Seymour schools this fall

SEYMOUR – The Seymour school board voted July 26 to continue its policy on optional masks for all students and staff for the 2021-22 school year.

Some parent groups across Wisconsin oppose mask mandates despite public health guidance

A collection of Wisconsin parent advocacy groups are making school mask mandates a sticking point as the 2021-22 school year approaches.

Beloit School Board member Sean Leavy chosen for Madison East High principal

MADISON — Between various life and professional experiences as an educator, coach, father and leader, Sean Leavy of Beloit is eager to get started in his new administrative role as principal at Madison East High School.

GOP Lawmaker 'Extremely Frustrated' WIAA Won't Let Students Play Sooner If They Transfer Schools Due To Virtual Instruction

An official from the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association says efforts to change the organization’s restrictions for transfer students in light of the COVID-19 pandemic would hurt the majority of students who have remained at their school regardless of pandemic policies.

Back to school: Education Dept. releases ‘roadmap’ for schools preparing for in-person learning

(WTAJ) — The U.S. Department of Education has released the “Return to School Roadmap,” which supports students, schools, educators, and communities as they prepare for in-person learning this fall.

Leading Professional Learning Communities - October 2021

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