Sauk Prairie School District to use hybrid model, with virtual only option

The Sauk Prairie School District will return to classes with a hybrid model this fall. The board approved the model five to one at the end of a marathon three hour meeting Monday night. Parents will still have the option to opt in to virtual only.

Heights lays out plans for online only classes

“That’s what we’re hanging our hat on--safety.”

That’s what Wisconsin Heights District Administrator said drove the decision to open the school year online only for the district.

Sauk Prairie School District to vote on school model next week

The Sauk Prairie School District board will be voting on the model to be used for the fall at their next meeting. The meeting will be held on Monday, August 10, at 6:30 p.m. There will be a virtual attendance option.

Superintendent Jeff Wright wrote the following to parents:

Wisconsin Heights School District to start online only in the fall

The Wisconsin Heights School Board decided on Monday, July 27, to hold school online and virtual until at least November 4. The meeting was well attended by the public--for the COVID-19 era--and the board received email communications from parents both in support and against the measure.

Heights students to get drive-in graduation in August

Wisconsin Heights seniors will get a drive-in graduation this year, at Warner Park on August 7. Since Dane County will most likely progress to a less restrictive phase, current social distancing regulations will apply.

Minor changes and a new name for Merrimac Community Charter School

Merrimac Community Charter School will now be known as Merrimac Community School, in the wake of a few changes coming in the fall. Due to changes from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the school will dissolve its charter with the State of Wisconsin and now enter in agreement with the Sauk Prairie School District.

Superintendent Wright’s letter to parents on SPSD fall plans

At the July 13 Sauk Prairie School District meeting, Superintendent Jeff Wright presented the early plan for reopening in the fall. Due to the critical nature of the situation, the Star News is going to reprint his letter to families in full.


July 14, 2020 


Sauk Prairie School District Families: 

Star News working with Sauk Prairie School District on release of public board documents

The Star News has been working with the Sauk Prairie School District in order to streamline access to board member documents going forward. 

Cliff Thompson retires after 28 years

Cliff and Cindy Thompson

Former Sauk Prairie School District superintendent Cliff Thompson retired at the end of June after 28 years of service to the district and community.

Sauk Prairie School District transparency issues continue

The Sauk Prairie School District complied with the Star News’ public records request 13 days after it was filed, for documents concerning the June 22 board meeting. The documents were received on July 6. The Star News sought the same documents board members receive for each meeting.


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