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Wings to Fly: Racine Police, volunteer pilots help female students reach for the sky

RACINE COUNTY — A collaboration between the Racine Police Department and local volunteer pilots helped female students, most who are minorities, reach for the sky through the Wings to Fly program on Sept. 30 at the Batten International Airport, 3239 N. Green Bay Road. The Racine Police Department, Wisconsin National Guard and Wings to Fly […]

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UPDATE: Emergency lockdown at Case High School lifted; no injuries

UPDATE (10:35 a.m.): Racine Unified School District made a phone call to Case High School families, notifying them that the lockdown has been lifted. The following statement was provided: Good morning Case High School families, I’m calling with an update regarding a situation from earlier this morning. Police have completed their investigation and the lockdown […]

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Former Racine Unified Superintendent Gallien on paid administrative leave, decision controversial

Dr. Eric Gallien, former Racine Unified School District – and current Charleston County School District – Superintendent, has been put on paid administrative leave. Board’s decision The Charleston County School District Board of Trustees made the vote on Monday night, according to WCSC-TV, the local CBS affiliate in South Carolina. The board of trustees voted […]

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September is Suicide Prevention Month: 5 action steps to know

Finding solutions to a myriad of mental health issues – for people of all ages – is not just a one-month-a-year situation. It’s something that clearly needs to be addressed at different levels all year long. But it’s also not a bad thing to shine the spotlight on the problem, especially when it comes to […]

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Neubauer hosts education forum focusing on Racine

RACINE — Advocates for public education met with Representative Greta Neubauer over Zoom on Wednesday to discuss the ongoing challenge of providing quality public education without sufficient funding. The Racine Unified School District is projecting a $34 million revenue shortfall in 2025 and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside has an immediate $5.3 million deficit and has […]

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2023-24 Homecoming games and dance schedule for Racine Unified

RACINE — The 2023-24 Racine Unified School District (RUSD) Homecoming games and dance schedules are now available. Students, parents, faculty, and community members can use the following schedule to plan their trips to their respective school’s homecoming football games and ensure all suits, ties, dresses and accessories are purchased before the big dances throughout the […]

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Racine Unified employee charged with sexual assault of 16-year-old appears in court without an attorney

RACINE — Justin Jolen Lizama, 34, was in Racine County Circuit Court on Wednesday. However, he has not yet been assigned an attorney, so his case was continued. Lizama is charged with child enticement/sexual conduct and sexual assault of a student by school staff. The defendant was employed by the Racine Unified School District as […]

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Racine Unified School Board filling 2 vacancies; application deadline Sept. 13

RACINE — The Racine Unified School District (RUSD) Board of Education is seeking to fill two School Board vacancies created by recent member resignations. The application deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 13. The vacancies were created by the resignations of Auntavia Jackson, who represented District 6, and Matthew Hanser, who represented District 8. Both members resigned […]

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Mount Pleasant road closures affecting school access start Sept. 5

MOUNT PLEASANT — A pair of temporary road closures here will affect access to schools at students return to school this week. Starting Tuesday (Sept. 5), Oakes Road will be closed to through traffic between 16th Street and Durand Avenue (Highway 11). Access to businesses, including the CNH Industrial farm equipment plant, will be maintained […]

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Aug. 2023: Facilities Plan updates for Racine Unified

RACINE — Racine Unified School District has spent the summer chipping away at projects that are part of the Long-Range Facilities Master Plan funded by the referendum. The school district has provided the following facilities update to families and Racine area community members. Facilities Plan updates SchoolProgressMore informationJulian Thomas Elementary Renovations: new main entrance and […]

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