Ashwaubenon School District

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Masks encouraged, but not required, in Ashwaubenon schools

By Kevin Boneske Staff Writer ASHWAUBENON – As of the Aug. 11 school board meeting, the Ashwaubenon School District encouraged students and staff to wear masks for the 2021-22 school year but not to require them. The board voted 4-1 to approve the administration’s recommendation for strategies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, which includes: …

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Ashwaubenon school budget includes 2% tax levy hike

By Kevin Boneske Staff Writer ASHWAUBENON – A proposed total tax levy of $16,987,466 – an increased hike of about 2% from the previous year – was backed last month at the school district’s annual meeting. As currently proposed, the general fund portion of the tax levy includes about a $410,000 decrease to $14,283,466. A …

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Eight Ashwaubenon students to learn virtually in 2021-22

By Kevin Boneske Staff Writer ASHWAUBENON – After having about 17% of the district’s approximately 3,200 students sign up for virtual instruction last school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, less than 10 students will be learning virtually in 2021-22. Superintendent Kurt Weyers reported to the Ashwaubenon school board July 14 eight of the 10 …

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Ashwaubenon schools to end late starts on Wednesdays

By Kevin Boneske Staff Writer ASHWAUBENON – Late starts on Wednesdays will be a thing of the past when the district begins the 2021-22 school year. The Ashwaubenon school board wants to continue what are known as Professional Learning Committees – which involve staff collaboration time to examine student data, plan lessons and create common …

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Ashwaubenon to limit virtual learning to 40 students

By Kevin Boneske Staff Writer ASHWAUBENON – Ashwaubenon students in grades 6-12 will have the opportunity to attend school virtually in 2021-22, but the district will limit that number to a maximum of 40 students. The Ashwaubenon school board approved a recommendation June 16 for a one-year partnership with the Kiel School District’s virtual charter …

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Ashwaubenon board approves preliminary 2021-22 budget

By Kevin Boneske Staff Writer ASHWAUBENON – Though the amount of state aid the district will receive isn’t known at this point, the school board voted earlier this month to approve a preliminary district budget for 2021-22. Business Director Keith Lucius said the state hasn’t provided a lot of direction as to the funding the …

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Ashwaubenon reports ‘slight spike’ in student COVID-19 cases

By Kevin Boneske Staff Writer ASHWAUBENON – The school board received an update Wednesday, April 14, from Superintendent Kurt Weyers on how the district is handling the COVID-19 pandemic as schools remain open to in-person instruction five days a week. “As a board, you made the decision to get our kids back in school second …

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VanLaanen remains Ashwaubenon school board president

By Kevin Boneske Staff Writer ASHWAUBENON – With only four voting members currently on the school board, each one is keeping the same office for another year after the board reorganized Wednesday, April 14. Jay VanLaanen, who was re-elected April 6 to a new three-year term, remains as board president. VanLaanen won his contested race …

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