State Superintendent Evers to Visit Rothschild Area Branch Library Today

Posted by Lisa Strand on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 in Libraries in the News

MADISON — State Superintendent Tony Evers will head to northern Wisconsin this week to visit a public library, schools in the Merrill Area School District, and attend the Advisory Council on Rural Schools, Libraries, and Communities meeting in Hurley.

At 11 a.m. Wednesday, Evers will visit the Rothschild Area Branch Library in Rothschild. The branch is one of nine libraries that make up the Marathon County Public Library.

At 1 p.m. Wednesday, Evers will meet Merrill Area School District office staff. At 1:45 p.m., he will travel to Washington Elementary School to meet with Principal Paul Klippel and observe a Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) recognition program to celebrate students’ efforts to create a positive school and playground atmosphere. A 2:30 p.m., Evers will visit Merrill High School to talk with staff and see innovative work readiness programs. He also will meet with the shared leadership team, a group of teachers who work beyond the school day on implementing Response to Intervention, Common Core State Standards, Curriculum Companion, and educator effectiveness.

The State Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Rural Schools, Libraries, and Communities will meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the Hurley High School IMC. Hurley Superintendent Chris Patritto will provide a welcome and introductions. At 9:30 a.m., Jan Dooley, superintendent of the Wausaukee School District, and Jennifer Klimek, a high school science teacher from Wausaukee, will present “Beyond Dissolution: Reinventing Rural Education.” Council members will discuss career and technical education in rural districts and hear a presentation on the proposed 2013-15 education budget, which will include information on sparsity recommendations.

Following lunch, Hurley School District students and staff will present a district showcase. At 1:10 p.m. the council will hear about school report cards.

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