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Delagrave Supports School District Study, Says Racine Unified Making Positive Strides

Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave attended the Sturtevant Village Board meeting Tuesday to make a short presentation about the county’s 2016 budget and answer questions from trustees about a range of topics. Trustee Chris Larsen asked Delagrave if he could support a new school district if the results of an upcoming study show that the […]

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Communities Looking To Pull Out Of Racine Unified Consider Feasibility Study

Breaking up is hard to do and for a unified school district like Racine Unified to possibly lose three of the communities feeding into the district and for the communities of Caledonia, Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant looking to start divorce-like proceedings — it is just as difficult task. Board members from Caledonia, Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant met Wednesday night at an Ad Hoc Committee […]

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Feasibility Study Presentation at Independent School District Committee

Members of the ad hoc committee for an independent school district Wednesday will find out how much a study could cost and what it would include. A presentation by representatives from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Association is listed on the meeting agenda. The ad hoc committee is comprised of two trustees each from Caledonia, Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant; […]

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Separate School District Committee Gets Underway

Trustees from Caledonia, Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant met Wednesday for the first time to discuss potentially funding a study to determine the feasibility of pulling away from Racine Unified. Kevin Wanggaard is serving as chair of the group that also includes David Prott from Caledonia; David DeGroot and Gary Feest from Mount Pleasant; and Chris Larsen […]

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Letter to the Editor: Residents Voted to Explore Independent District, Not New Unified

**Editor’s Note: The letter below was sent by Caledonia resident Eric Butcher to each member of the Caledonia Village Board. Dear Village Board Members, I previously expressed my concern and frustration over both the results of the feasibility study vote on July 6th, and the impact Rep Weatherston’s statements had on the board.  I still […]

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Village Board To Consider Feasibility Study For Caledonia Schools

UPDATE July 5: The Caledonia Village Board will consider a resolution to study creating a separate school district and request that the state change the law to allow Caledonia to separate from the Racine Unified School district. The two separate resolutions are slated for discussion at the Caledonia Village board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, […]

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Letter to the Editor: Lawmakers Need to Vote on School District Bill

**Editor’s Note: This letter to the editor was submitted by Sturtevant Trustee Chris Larsen. I was glad to see that Rep. Weatherston and Rep. Vos worked to allow Gateway Technical College to open charter schools. I am glad to see that they support other options when it comes to educating our children. However, they passed a bill for […]