Schools

School is cancelled for the rest of the year, but Whitehall School District superintendent Mike Beighley said last Monday in the virtual school board meeting that the effects of COVID-19 on schools may last significantly longer. Most immediately, the Whitehall graduation ceremony was cancelled. The...
Citing low interest rates, the Blair-Taylor school board discussed a potential referendum for various improvements to district facilities last week Monday. Among the potential areas of improvement to district facilities discussed were the baseball field, renovations to support district daycare, a...

James Ziegewald(AHS) and Ariel Koxlien (WHS)

Students from Arcadia and Whitehall have been honored with the Good Citizen Award from the Eau Claire Chapter of the Duaghters of American Revolution (DAR).  The award is given to high school seniors who excel academically, participate in extracurricular activities and are active in the community...
The Arcadia school board discussed teacher wage increases at their regular meeting last Monday, though a final decision will not likely be made until their May 18 regular meeting. Several board members expressed reservations about providing an increase of up to 1.81 percent, as allowed by state...
The Arcadia and Whitehall school districts announced last week that Kwik Trip will now be the sole supplier of milk for the two districts during ongoing efforts to feed students during the closure of schools due to COVID-19. Whitehall superintendent Mike Beighley said the partnership would benefit...
Schools may have been closed for the year under last week’s extension of the Safer at Home order by Gov. Tony Evers, but district leaders provided some assurances in comments made Friday. Arcadia School District superintendent Lance Bagstad, speaking on behalf of his and the Trempealeau Valley Co-...
The Arcadia school board will remain the same for at least another year as the vote totals in Trempealeau and Buffalo counties showed incumbents Brian Steinlicht and Dana Conrad winning the two spots over challenger Julie Hurlburt. As reported in last week’s Times, Conrad and Steinlicht had...
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau school board approved a motion to request a waiver of instructional hours from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction at their regular meeting Monday night. The request also included the waiving of educator effectiveness requirements and waiving of a civics exam...
The Independence School District is attempting to navigate the uncertainty surrounding the rest of the 2019-20 school year by continuing to pay base wages to hourly employees. School board president Joe Bragger said at last Wednesday’s regular meeting of the board that he supported the idea of...
Three candidates are vying for two positions on the Arcadia School District Board of Education in the spring election this Tuesday. Incumbents Dana Conrad and Brian Steinlicht are running for re-election, while challenger Julie Hurlburt will be attempting to make her debut on the board. Conrad, 49...

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