After four years of study, the Wausau School Board on Jan. 12 unanimously approved two referendum questions for the April election. The first is a "bond" referendum, seeking $29.6 million. The majority is designated for elementary schools. The plan includes closing the aging A.C. Kiefer building, which currently serves early childhood and 4-year-old kindergarten students. Our 4-K professionals recommend transitioning to regional centers at four elementary schools: Riverview, Hawthorn Hills, G.D. Jones and Thomas Jefferson. The plan achieves educational benefits desired by our 4-K professionals as well as cost savings from closing the Kiefer building.
Continue reading Lance Trollop's column in the Wausau Daily Herald.