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Caledonia OKs Spend On Independent School Study

The Caledonia Village Board unanimously approved spending $15,000 for their part of a joint school study that would allow them to lay the groundwork for pulling out of the Racine Unified School District. Caledonia is one of three municipalities looking to explore several different models for an independent school district. Sturtevant already approved their part […]

Posted inGovernment

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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Sturtevant Agenda: Q&A with County Exec, Money for School District Study

Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave will visit the Sturtevant Village Board meeting Tuesday for a question-and-answer session with trustees and residents. Delagrave will make a short presentation prior to the Q&A session. His appearance is scheduled on the agenda before the board takes up any resolutions and ordinances. Also on the agenda is the expected […]

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Opinion: New Racine Unified District Map Violates Law

**Editor’s Note: This Letter to the Editor was submitted by Sturtevant Trustee Chris Larsen. In spring 2015, RUSD Board President Hargrove attended a Sturtevant Village board meeting and expressed support for the idea of better representation for the outlying municipalities. He recognized that a sizable portion of the tax base was not represented by the at large […]

Posted inGovernment, Schools

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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New Committee Gets to Work on School District Boundaries

Legislation designed to give every Racine Unified community a voice on the Board of Education sparked the creation of a new committee that got to work for the first time Tuesday. The seven-member committee consists of three current board members; Melvin Hargrove, Mike Frontier, and Charles Goodremote, David Hazen, district finance director, the district’s attorney […]

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New School Board Boundary Committee Under Discussion Monday

Members of the Racine Unified Board of Education Monday will discuss and possibly create a committee to explore how to organize new representation districts now required under state law. The state’s biennial budget included a provision that creates equal representation districts in the Racine Unified community to give residents who live outside the City of […]