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Chippewa Falls School Board decides not to ban book but require parental permission before students may be assigned it
In early May, one Chippewa Falls parent, Stephanie Krizan, asked that the book Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe be removed from the ninth-grade curriculum and from bookshelves serving Chippewa Falls High School students.

Open enrollment will give Milton schools a slight budget edge for 2022-23
An anticipated budget increase from open enrollment students into the Milton School District this fall will be mostly wiped out by a decrease in state assistance due to falling rates of school-age children in the district.

District anticipates $770,000 deficit
The Monona Grove School Board approved its preliminary $7.4 million budget for the 2022-23 school year with an anticipated deficit of about $770,000 during a June 22 meeting.

District to be affected 'quite a bit' by proposed landfill, community group says
The proposed Dane County landfill at the Yahara Hills Golf Course continues to face opposition from McFarland residents, with a community group presenting concerns to the school board during a June 20 meeting.

Safety is at the forefront as Sun Prairie finishes its new high school
Sun Prairie's new high school will officially open August 29, and the first day of class is September 6. School district officials say when students walk into class, they'll be in a building where safety and security are top priorities. 

Lincoln Middle students visit Gundersen in La Crosse to explore careers
Lincoln Middle School students visited Gundersen Health System in La Crosse Wednesday to learn about the health-care industry.

Mental health initiative survives
The Marathon County Board of Supervisors last week Tuesday approved using a $72,974 grant from a Medical College of Wisconsin endowment to enhance mental health services in county public schools, but only after a group of board conservatives questioned the program and later voted against it.

Dr. Durtschi resigns as assistant superintendent of student services
On Thursday, June 23, Verona Area School District superintendent Dr. Tremayne Clardy wrote a letter to VASD families informing them that Dr. Emmett Durtschi had submitted his resignation from the district, where he had served as assistant superintendent of student services.

Dells elementary students made major math and reading progress in 2021-22
According to data collected by the schools, elementary school students in the Dells area made monumental progress in math and reading during the 2021-22 school year.

WATCH NOW: KUSD approves a new location for LakeView Technology Academy
The Kenosha Unified School District Board of has approved the relocation of LakeView Technology Academy to the site of a former Chrysler plant in the planned Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood in a meeting on Tuesday.

Maple schools add metal detector wands to detect vaping devices
The School District of Maple will add a new tool — metal detector wands — to crack down on student vaping in school. The district will purchase one wand each for Northwestern High School and Northwestern Middle School.

Parkside School awarded Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center Five Year Grant for the A+ After School Program
Through the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant, the Parkside A+ After School Program has been awarded $100,000 per year for the next 5 years to continue afterschool programming at Parkside School for fourth through eighth grade students.

Survey shows support for $99.7m Menasha schools referendum
A community survey showed support for a proposed $99.7 million referendum in the Menasha Joint School District, according to the superintendent.

Parents upset as Wisconsin Rapids schools report increase in behavior issues
Parents are speaking out as behavior issues rise at Wisconsin Rapids Area Middle School.

Green Bay School Board prioritizes longevity, diversity in search for new superintendent
The Green Bay School Board is seeking a headhunting firm to find the next superintendent, hoping to hire a consultant committed to diversity and who has experience finding a school administrator who stayed for over three years.

State mediators coming July 11 to help teachers, La Crosse School District agree on pay
State mediators are coming next month to help teachers and the La Crosse School District reach an agreement on pay.

Oshkosh school district's new food truck serves up work experience for students
Students in special education programs in the Oshkosh Area School District have a new way to gain work experience.

Jefferson Middle School renaming committee pauses work until fall
The effort to consider a new name for Madison’s Jefferson Middle School is on pause until October, following low attendance by members of the ad hoc committee appointed for the effort.

Baraboo schools closer to balancing budget
The School District of Baraboo is closer to balancing its 2022-23 school year budget, with a promising preliminary financial sheet approved on Monday.

Gehring hired as WIAA assistant director
Eau Claire native Melissa Gehring will join the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association executive staff this summer.

Sheboygan public school students can graduate with associate degrees in new partnership with Lakeland University
Sheboygan Area School District students will now be able to graduate with associate degrees under a new partnership with Lakeland University.

FDL School Board Approves 13 Resignations, 18 New Hires
A total of 13 resignations and 18 new hires were approved by the Fond du Lac School Board at their meeting Monday (6/27/2022).

Evers grants $264,000 to GROW Cooperative, hopes to bolster education workforce
Gov. Tony Evers recently granted $264,000 to a group of rural Wisconsin schools amid the state’s battle with an educator shortage. The Grow Our Own (GROW) Cooperative began its work in March of 2022, comprising the Cambridge, Lodi, Sauk Prairie, and Wisconsin Heights School Districts as well as UW-Whitewater.

What the Supreme Court’s football coach ruling means for schools and prayer
The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Monday in support of a high school football coach who knelt on the 50-yard line and prayed after games, paving the way for a new landscape concerning the role of religion in public schools.

Lincoln Academy in Beloit releases year-end metrics that show student growth
The Lincoln Academy in Beloit is reporting school-wide student growth in math and reading metrics.

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