Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance (WiRSA)
SAVE THE DATE!
ANNUAL RURAL SCHOOLS ALLIANCE CONFERENCE
Empowering Rural Schools for Tomorrow
The 2013 WiRSA Fall Conference will be held at the Stoney Creek Inn & Conference Center in Rothschild, Wisconsin on November 13-14, 2013.
State Education Budget:
- WiRSA Editorial
- WiRSA Joint Finance Testimony
- Rural Press Conference
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 Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance conducted its first election of a board of directors in November 2012. The newly elected board conducted its first meeting on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. At that meeting, officers were elected.
L to R: President-Elect Leah Luke, Mauston; Past President Joan Wade, CESA #6: President Brad Saron, Cashton; Secretary Diana Bohman, Tomorrow River; Treasurer Delnice Hill, Phelps.
Congratulations to the Winners of the First Annual Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance Awards
WISCONSIN RURAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR
AL DICKMAN, Wild Rose School District
WISCONSIN RURAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBER
OF THE YEAR
RICK ELORANTA, Owen-Withee School District
WISCONSIN RURAL ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR
LEANN CHASE, Tomorrow River School District
WISCONSIN RURAL SCHOOL/COMMUNITY PARTNER
OF THE YEAR
CORNERSTONE CUSTOM BUILDERS, INC.,
Eagle River, WI
Glenn Schiffmann, Owner
David Cox, VP
WISCONSIN RURAL ADVOCACY AWARD
DON STEVENS, Merrill School District
Early 20th Century Education: Grant County Rural School
View the Wisconsin Historical Society's online photo gallery of rural schools and students in Southwestern Wisconsin from 1909 until 1915