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SAVE THE DATE!

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


WiRSA Membership Map

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

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

 

 

5th ANNUAL RURAL SCHOOLS ALLIANCE CONFERENCE

Empowering Rural Schools for Tomorrow 

Please go to the "Annual Conference" page for highlights and presentations.


Congratulations to the Winners of the 2013 Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance Awards

Rural educators throughout Wisconsin have nominated their peers to be recognized by the Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance (WiRSA), a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping address the issues of rural school districts.
 
Congratulations to the 2013 award winners:
 

WISCONSIN RURAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR

JESSICA MEACHAM, Southern Door School District

WISCONSIN RURAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBER 

OF THE YEAR

DIANA BOHMAN, Tomorrow River School District

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WISCONSIN RURAL ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR

AARON MITHUM, Kickapoo School District

WISCONSIN RURAL ADVOCACY AWARDS

SENATOR BOB JAUCH, Poplar, WI

SENATOR DALE SCHULTZ, Richland Center, WI 


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.

 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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