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Eight retirement requests were approved by the Rice Lake Board of Education at its March 11 meeting. With them goes 247 years of teaching experience. Approved for retirement were:

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On a playground across the street from Lake Wingra, a couple dozen children are toddling over the snow, bulky in their coats and snow pants. A teacher opens a shed and distributes toys. One child wants to play with a toy bulldozer. 

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The University of Wisconsin-Extension, UW Colleges and UW-Stevens Point saw the greatest rates of faculty turnover in the 2018 fiscal year. About a quarter of faculty left UW-Extension, followed by UW Colleges at around 11.5 percent and UW-Stevens Point at roughly 10.5 percent.UW-Extension h…

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It’s district report card time for public school districts across the state, with the Nov. 13 release of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction summaries from the 2017-18 school year.

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At the Nov. 26 meeting of the Rice Lake Board of Education, district administrator Randy Drost presented the first reading of a school safety plan which every school board and governing body of a private school must file by Jan. 1, 2019 and annually thereafter as stated in Act. 143.

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Thanks to this week’s midterm election results, Tony Evers will move from one statewide elected office to another. So what will happen to the position of state schools superintendent when its current occupant becomes the governor?The short answer is that Evers can appoint his own replacement…

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Last spring the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding was assembled to look into the school funding system and the financial issues facing all schools in the state. The Commission consisted of a bi-partisan group of legislators, two public school Superintendents, and two managers of priva…

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The Spooner Agricultural Research Station is partnering with the University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Lake Superior Research Institute (LSRI) to distribute free well water testing kits to residents in Burnett, Sawyer, and Washburn counties as part of a new study to document levels of naturally…

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The Rice Lake Area School District has announced dates for its Child Development Days screenings. The first of three after-school screenings is Thursday, Nov. 8. Other morning and after-school sessions will take place in January and February.

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Approaching his May 2018 graduation from Clear Lake High School, Gabe Colbeth had a plan to enroll in the two-year broadband program at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. But he came up with an even better idea that has the WITC student excited about how well his future is shaping up ju…

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Marty Helgeson, director of Information Technology Services with the Rice Lake Area School District, gave the Board of Education a technology update at its meeting Monday.

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Students in special education and counseling, and those requiring school-based therapy and nursing services are increasing in the Rice Lake Area School District.

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The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has awarded a Wisconsin Fast Forward Dual Enrollment Grant to WITC in the amount of $167,219 to train a minimum of 35 teachers toward certification of Higher Learning Commission Dual Enrollment standards in career and technical education area…

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Andy Jondreau, who began his first full year as the school liaison officer in the Rice Lake School District last week, introduced himself to members of the Rice Lake Board of Education at its meeting Monday and gave them an overview of his goals.

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The University of Wisconsin System plans to require all UW institutions to document in personnel files instances of sexual violence and sexual harassment perpetrated by employees and to share that information with other employers, including System institutions and other State of Wisconsin ag…