Wisconsin Education News

March 30, 2023

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

Merrill School District sees results of facility survey

MERRILL, Wis. (WAOW) -- The Merrill Area Public School District recently conducted a facility study to figure out how they can best use the buildings they have.

Kenosha Unified School District joins lawsuit against social media giants

KENOSHA, Wis. — The Kenosha Unified School Board (KUSD) voted 6-1 on Tuesday to join a lawsuit accusing social media companies of maximizing profit at the expense of students' mental health.

Cornell School Board; Education needs to be equitable

“This is the first time in my 21 years, in Cornell, that we have felt the need to formally ask for an increase in the revenue limit, with the federal ESSER funds being spent and inflation skyrocketing.”

Webster Elementary opens its own post office

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Students at Webster Elementary Children’s Center has become a true community. They now have their very own post office.

Appleton Schools struggling to hire staff of color [AUDIO]

APPLETON, Wis–As school districts make increasing diversity among their teaching staff a priority, actually adding people of color is proving to be a challenge.

MMSD staff cut will hurt Operation Fresh Start students, leader says

Madison school district administrators have proposed a budget cut that would hurt students in an Operation Fresh Start program that helps them graduate and train for jobs, the organization's leader says.

Neillsville School District Asking Residents to Approve $12.5 Million Referendum

The School District of Neillsville will put a $12.5 million referendum question on the April 4, 2023, ballot.

Local school districts vary in response to snow day make-up plans

Harsh weather is no stranger to Wisconsin, and school districts always have plans to build in days in their calendars with the expectation there will be school cancellations.

Loyal School District Asking Residents to Approve Referendum on April 4th

On April 4th, the Loyal School District is, again, asking residents to vote on renewal of the District’s existing operational referendum, which expires this year.

Neillsville School Board Approves Sports Co-ops and More

The Neillsville School Board approved some sports co-ops.

NOSD braces for ‘critically important’ vote

Voters in the Northern Ozaukee School District will face what School Supt. Dave Karrels said is a “critically important” decision at the polls on Tuesday — whether to allow the district to exceed its levy limit by as much as $1.7 million annually for the next five years to meet its operating expenses.

Cameron proposes $6.1 million school bond referendum

A bond referendum proposed for the Cameron School District this spring would – if successful – raise just over $6 million to replace outdated environmental controls and fire alarms, make needed roof repairs and improve security at school entrances, according to district sources and private contractors.

Greenwood School Board Discusses Policy Updates and More

The Greenwood School Board discussed some policy updates.

WASD Referendum Community Engagement Sessions held March 1 and March 22

The Wautoma Area School District held two community engagement sessions on March 1st and March 22nd to help inform voters about the elementary school referendum at the Wautoma High School Field House.

Marshfield School District Asking Residents to Approve $99.5 Million Referendum

The Marshfield School District is asking residents to approve their $99.5 million referendum on the April 4th ballot.

Wild Rose School Board approves new school buses

The Wild Rose School Board approved the purchase of two buses during a March 23 meeting.

Bangor High School students use "HeartMath" for mental health benefits

BANGOR, Wis. (WXOW)- High School students juggle school work, extracurricular activities, a social life and more. To help students at Bangor High School maintain a healthy state of mind, Gundersen Health System implemented a HeartMath program three days a week.

NTC Alternative High School Students make Butterfly Benches

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - This spring, Sara’s Story Book Garden in Monk Botanical Gardens will be more colorful than ever. With the help of a grant from The Community Foundation, Northcentral Technical College Alternative High School is working to make bright butterfly benches.

Proposal would provide driver’s ed grants for students on free or reduced lunch

MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Insurance Alliance is calling on Wisconsin to use some of the money it sends to the state to fund driver’s education for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.

@TheTable: Gov. Evers talks about why he declared 2023 'Year of Mental Health'

MILWAUKEE — Catastrophic consequences for generations. That is the concern of Governor Tony Evers if there is not an urgent response to address the mental health crisis, especially among the state's youth.

Williams Bay baseball back on the field after not having a team last season

The Williams Bay baseball team will be back on the field this upcoming season after having to cancel the 2022 season altogether due to not having enough student-athletes for the team to compete.

Principal Moody honored with Patriot Award

Westfield Area Middle and High School Principal David Moody was honored by the Department of Defense for Patriotic Support.

Student-made grill in Omro is Making A Difference for veterans

OMRO (WLUK) -- A grill fundraiser Made A Difference Wednesday in Omro. It was put together by the students of Ryan Weber, a technology education teacher at Omro High School.