Rhinelander Announcement to Parents: You Should Know…

By John Forester | June 4, 2015

Check out the letter to the parents of the Rhinelander school district sent out by Rhinelander Superintendent Kelli Jacobi.

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Palmyra-Eagle Budget Statement

By John Forester | June 4, 2015

​Check out the budget statement released by Palmyra-Eagle Superintendent Steve Bloom.  Nice work, Steve!

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State Doesn’t Need Unlimited Voucher Program

By John Forester | June 4, 2015

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorialized against an unlimited voucher program.  Check it out here.

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Education Leaders To Hold Mequon News Conference

By John Forester | June 3, 2015

Public education leaders from across southeastern Wisconsin will come together Thursday, June 4 at 10 a.m. at Range Line School in the Mequon-Thiensville School District for a media event to discuss the state PK-12 education budget.

Speakers at the event will include:

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Another Letter To Families, Staff and Community Members

By John Forester | June 3, 2015

Check out the letter that the six Superintendents in the Wilmot Feeder Schools Consortium sent to their families, staff and community members.

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Sun Prairie “Pep Rally For Public Schools”

By John Forester | June 3, 2015

The Sun Prairie School Board is hosting a “Pep Rally for Public Schools” on Monday, June 8th from 4-6 pm at the “Upper Ashley Field” adjacent to Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School, 220 Kroncke Drive, Sun Prairie.

The Sun Prairie School District and the Wisconsin Public Education Network (WPEN) are coordinating the event.  Fort Atkinson Superintendent Jeff Zaspel (and one or more other area superintendents) will be speaking at the event, along with several parents, school board members and community members.

See the event flyer here.

Hats off to all those involved!!

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Middleton: 10 Budget Items That Significantly Impact Our Schools

By John Forester | June 3, 2015

Check out the letter to the Middleton-Cross Plains Area Community sent out by MCPAS Superintendent Don Johnson.

Nice job Don!!

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Minnesota to Increase Education Spending by $525 Million

By John Forester | June 3, 2015

I thought you might be interested in this Star Tribune article highlighting the agreement between Minnesota Democrat Governor Mark Dayton and Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt to spend an additional $525 million on education in the next two years.

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Superintendents Plan Press Conference in Milton

By John Forester | June 2, 2015

​Five south-central Wisconsin superintendents are inviting their area colleagues to join them this Friday morning for a press conference to discuss how the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) budget impacts public education in Wisconsin.  The invitation for area superintendents is pasted below.  This is an outstanding example of how SAA members can engage the media, inform the public and continue the push to “change the conversation” in Wisconsin to focus on those issues that move the needle for children.

Hats off to all involved!

Good Morning,

During our CESA 2 regional meeting yesterday, we discussed the Joint Finance Committee proposal and the impacts on the educational system in Wisconsin. We also discussed what we can do as a superintendent group to bring awareness to our communities and the representatives in Madison. We decided to hold a multi-district press conference as a way to show our collective support for public education and our staffs.

We are asking for your district’s attendance at a press conference this Friday at 9:00 a.m. in Milton, as a sign of solidarity. The purpose of the press conference is to give a brief overview (short, prepared statement from us…perhaps the talking points Bernie in Cambridge prepared and sent out to the community) of how the Joint Finance Committee proposal impacts public education in Wisconsin from our lens. We are not planning on speaking about the local impact on our individual districts, rather in the broader and more global terms.  Since the intent is to talk about public education and not politics, we are not going to reach out to local politicians. This is not a debate or judgement of any party, it is simply a collective effort to get information out about the impact of the policy proposals within the budget motion on our students and schools.

Please respond if you are able to attend this Friday.  We are also asking that you invite your business managers, school board members, key community advocates and local media outlets to make them aware of this event.

The press conference will be held at:

School District of Milton District Offices (former CESA 2 building)
448 East High Street
Milton, WI 53563

We hope to see you Friday,

Tim Schigur, Milton

Eric Runez, Whitewater

Jerry Roth, Evansville

Randy Refsland, Clinton

Dennis McCarthy, Beloit Turner

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Superior Community Letter

By John Forester | June 2, 2015

Check out the letter Superintendent Janna Stevens of Superior sent to her staff, students and families.

 

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