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Wisconsin Education News

SASD Board Announces Three of Five Controversial Books Removed From SHS Library
After conservative activists sent a “call for action” to object to controversial material found in the shelves of the South High School Library, the Board of Education heard public input from both sides of the issue on Tuesday night.  But not until some action had already been taken.

Oconto uses virtual welders to introduce middle school students to career
Oconto Middle School students will have a chance to explore new career opportunities as they try their hand at welding.

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

Gov. Evers: State of Mental Health "Burgeoning Crisis"
Gov. Tony Evers tonight, during his 2023 State of the State address, declared 2023 the Year of Mental Health, calling mental and behavioral health a “burgeoning crisis” affecting the state and Wisconsin’s kids, families, and workforce.

Read: Gov. Tony Evers' 2023 State of the State address


District provides more details behind Lincoln Middle School closing
The decision to close Lincoln Middle School on Monday night was several years in the making. 

Verona Area School District: Cox named new VAHS principal
Brian Cox, the principal at Johnson Junior High School in Cheyenne, Wyoming, will be coming to the Badger state to take over as the new Verona Area High School principal for the 2023-24 school year.

Verona Area School District: Secure entry bids for Savanna Oaks, Stoner Prairie get green light
Two security project upgrades at Savanna Oaks Middle School and Stoner Prairie Elementary totaling an estimated $1.11 million were given unanimous approval by the Verona Board of Education in a meeting on Monday, Jan. 23, at Verona Area High School.

MMSD busing changes coming as district considers proposals
A new bus company could bring Madison Metropolitan School District students to school this fall.

Education partners, businesses give students career options
Rhinelander High School senior Tyler Morrison likes to hunt for deer and turkey, fish for bass and play football and baseball for the Hodags.  With one semester of high school left, Morrison also likes knowing what he will do after graduation, and he is getting a head start on his career.

MMSD budget talk begins as officials await state funding decisions
Uncertainty is the word of the spring for Madison Metropolitan School District leaders planning next year’s budget, but they anticipate tough decisions ahead.

Wausau School Board Receives Administration's Proposal for District-Wide Restructuring
The Wausau School Board officially received the administration's proposal for district-wide restructuring.

Eagles Academy students spread their wings
Students at Eagles Academy, a project-based learning charter school for middle and high school students in Solon Springs, shared their projects with the community Thursday, Jan. 19. With display boards and enthusiasm, the young learners discussed their progress.

Green Bay Schools launch new mental health tool for students and families
The Green Bay Area Public School District is launching a new tool that allows students to connect with mental health services.

La Crosse School Board votes to close Lincoln Middle School, go to $60 million referendum
The La Crosse School Board voted 6-2 to close Lincoln Middle School at Monday night's board meeting. 

Milton School Board sets $9.5 million April operating referendum
Milton School Board members criticized legislators for decreases in state aid Monday before unanimously approving a $9.5 million operating referendum on the April 4 ballot.

Sponsorship donation to upgrade Ladysmith School District athletic facilities
Athletic facilities at the Ladysmith School District will see some upgrades.

Wausau School Board Takes no Action, Promises Further Dialog for School Restructuring Plan
The Wausau School Board held a meeting Monday to officially receive a proposal to restructure the district, including the potential closure of five elementary schools and moving to a one high school, two campus format for secondary schools.

Only Kaukauna students who live farther than 2 miles from school will be bused this fall
Transportation for students in the Kaukauna Area School District will look a little different starting next school year.

Superior School District officials concerned about future funding
Officials with the Superior School District are raising awareness about a projected $4 million budget shortfall for the 2024-2025 school year.

DOJ offering crisis response training for Wisconsin schools
The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) is offering training programs for state schools to prepare for crisis responses.

Alice, Ag in Classroom Partner to Share Importance of Specialty Crops
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection's (DATCP) Alice in Dairyland program is partnering with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation's Ag in the Classroom program to promote specialty crops in classrooms across the state.

Menasha school district superintendent to retire after a decade of leading the district
The Menasha Joint School District board of education accepted and approved a retirement letter from Superintendent Chris VanderHeyden during a meeting earlier this month.

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