Schools

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...
Blair-Taylor School District Superintendent Jeff Eide praised the teaching, support and administrative staff of the Blair-Taylor school district for their efforts to prepare for the mandated school closure over the past weekend.  “The last few days they have been outstanding,” Eide said. In their...
Area superintendents and district administrators are grappling with the fallout of an indefinite school closure order from Gov. Tony Evers issued last week. Arcadia superintendent Lance Bagstad and the Arcadia school board submitted a waiver last Tuesday for the waiver of 109 instructional hours to...
The Whitehall school board voted to allow district administrators to make temporary changes to school policies to better help dealing with COVID-19. District superintendent Mike Beighley said the virus, which has caused the closing of schools and numerous area businesses, has made it necessary for...
For the first time in his 36 years coaching, Randy Storlie has ended a season with a win. There was a brief celebration, in front of a small group of fans — mostly parents, but there will be no gold basketball. They didn’t know it at the time, but Blair-Taylor’s win over Bangor in the Wisconsin...
Arcadia middle school art teacher Susanna Schlosstein was among 60 educators who were honored statewide as being Educators of Promise.  The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Army National Guard, and the Wisconsin Association for Middle Level Education,...
The Arcadia school board held their regular meeting Monday night, and discussed ongoing preparations for the spread of COVID-19 in the wake of Governor Tony Evers’ mandate for schools to close effective this Wednesday, March 18. District superintendent Lance Bagstad provided updates to the board on...

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