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6th Annual Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance Fall Conference
November 12-13, 2014

"Preparing Rural Students for Their Future"

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Nominations Due OCTOBER 20, 2014

Rural Advocacy Award Nomination Form
Rural School Board of Education Member of the Year Nomination Form
Rural Administrator of the Year Nomination Form
Rural Teacher of the Year Nomination Form
Rural Support Staff Person of the Year Nomination Form
Rural Community Partner of the Year Nomination Form

WiRSA Membership Map


              For a larger view of this map, please use the link in the "About WiRSA" section of this page.

Speaker's Rural Task Force Reports

WiRSA Memo to Rural Legislators Regarding Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to SB286

WiRSA Testimony on SB619 (Common Core Standards Bill)

WiRSA Testimony on SB589 & AB749 (180 Day Bills) 

Speaker's Task Force on Rural Schools Testimonies:

Cuba City Hearing - February 26, 2014

Pepin Hearing - January 28, 2014

Antigo Hearing - January 8, 2014

Madison Hearing - December 17, 2013

Royall Hearing - November 6, 2013

Rhinelander Hearing - October 23, 2013


State Education Budget: 

About WiRSA:

The Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance (WiRSA) strives to meet the unique needs of rural schools throughout the state. As such, our site is designed to be a central source for news, events and pertinent resources related to the issues faced by rural educators.

WiRSA Board of Directors

 Supported by the Wisconsin Cooperative Education Services Agency (CESA) districts, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the UW System and rural school districts, our aim is to continually enhance and improve rural school education.

The newly-elected WiRSA Board of Directors began their terms of office at the first board meeting of the year on January 13, 2014.  Officers for 2014 are:

2014 WiRSA Officers 

L to R: President-Elect Bob Houts, Owen-Withee; Executive Director-Jerry Fiene; President  Leah Luke, Mauston; Treasurer-Jerry Walters, CESA #11; Secretary Diana Bohman, Tomorrow River.

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