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Menomonie School Board President Resigns

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According to the meeting agenda for the Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 special meeting of the Menomonie School Board, board president Dan Paulson has resigned. Paulson apparently resigned on Feb 14. According to district policy, Vice President Amy Riddle-Swanson is now the new board president, and an election will be held at the Monday meeting for a new Vice President. It is not currently clear if Paulson is resigning from the board or just as president.

Local roads are very slippery - be careful

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Please note that local roads are deteriorating quickly with this morning's heavy snowfall. Reports are coming in for crashes on I94 and Highway 29 that have closed traffic lanes.

Former Senator Vinehout's home lost in fire Saturday

Kathleen Vinehout

Former State Senator Kathleen Vinehout's home burned down in a fire on Saturday morning. According to a Facebook post from her official account, the home is a complete loss, but the family is safe. Later posts indicate that Kathleen and her husband escaped the fire with only the clothes on their back. Eau Claire City Council President Andrew Werthmann has started a Facebook fundraiser to raise money for the family for immediate needs.

Road conditions becoming treacherous in Chippewa Valley - Tuesday, 1/12/2019

Eau Claire Roads

This is getting tedious and I'm beginning to think I should just keep promoting this to the top. Road conditions are again terrible through the entire state, and reports are coming in of I-94 being shut down in several places due to accidents. Please do not travel if you can avoid it, and if you do go somewhere be extremely careful.

Menomonie School District Board Meeting 2/11/2019

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Menomonie School Board 2/11/2019

Agenda items will include plans to make up lost school days, funding for youth services officers, and a strategic planning update. Agenda is attached. We will start attempting to videotape meetings again starting this week.

I. OPENING ITEMS

A. Call to Order

B. Roll Call and Quorum

C. Pledge of Allegiance and Reading of Mission Statement

D. Agenda Order and Approval/Revision

E. Recommendations and Commendations

Putting the Conn back in Foxconn

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In a report from Reuters this morning, Louis Woo, special assistant to Foxconn Chief Executive Terry Gou suggested that plans for Foxconn manufacturing in Wisconsin may be scaled back again, and may in fact not include any manufacturing at all.

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    2:08pm

    Join us this coming Monday at the City Council for a Public discussion and presentation from the Chippewa Valley Regional Housing Task Force - draft findings and recommendations on how we can ensure more affordable housing in coming years. This is a chance to hear the Report and we want to hear your thoughts and perspective as well!

    Since June of last year, the Cities of Altoona and Eau Claire have partnered to lead a Regional Housing Task Force, which is framed as a “voluntary assembly of stakeholders collaborating to better understand housing challenges, investigate solutions, and facilitate elevated cooperation.”

    Staff from Altoona and Eau Claire have been working to update and finalize both a 35+ page full, formal report (with data appendices) and an executive summary. Come down to hear their report, as well as share your thoughts and opinions on how we can move forward!

    On Tuesday, City Council will take the report and all of your input, and at our Work Session will plan next steps and which policy goals we want to focus on. That will be 4pm on Tuesday - also a public meeting but there is no public input during the Work Session.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/298480200829315/

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    1:25pm

    On March 15, join countless other powerful youth across the nation by marching to demand climate justice and change.

    All over Wisconsin, youth will come together in Madison, Milwaukee, and Green Bay to strike in solidarity and demand the long awaited on action on climate change!

    Buses will transport youth from public high schools to the protest in Eau Claire (Stay tuned for information on that)

    https://www.facebook.com/events/287007718646343/

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    10:52am

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    [1] https://www.wis.community/government/content/menomonie-school-board-11262018
     
    [1] https://www.wis.community/government/content/menomonie-school-board-11262018
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    [2] chippewa-valley/chippewa-valley-news/menomonie-school-district-board-meeting-2112019chippewa-valley/chippewa-valley-news/menomonie-school-district-board-meeting-2112019
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    [2] https://www.wis.community/chippewa-valley/chippewa-valley-news/menomonie-school-district-board-meeting-2112019
     
    [3] https://www.boarddocs.com/wi/sdma/Board.nsf/files/B9LRGN55BD41/$file/02%2025%202019%20BOE%20Special%20Meeting.pdf
     
    [3] https://www.boarddocs.com/wi/sdma/Board.nsf/files/B9LRGN55BD41/$file/02%2025%202019%20BOE%20Special%20Meeting.pdf
     
    [4] https://www.boarddocs.com/wi/sdma/Board.nsf/files/B9LRHK560E1C/$file/FFA%20School%20Board%20Presentation.pdf
     
    [4] https://www.boarddocs.com/wi/sdma/Board.nsf/files/B9LRHK560E1C/$file/FFA%20School%20Board%20Presentation.pdf
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  • Steve Hanson
    10:49am

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    According to the meeting agenda for the Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 special meeting of the Menomonie School Board, board president Dan Paulson has resigned. Paulson apparently resigned on Feb 14. According to district policy, Vice President Amy Riddle-Swanson will become the new board president, and an election will be held at the Monday meeting for a new Vice President. It is not currently clear if Paulson is resigning from the board or just as president.
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    According to the meeting agenda for the Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 special meeting of the Menomonie School Board, board president Dan Paulson has resigned. Paulson apparently resigned on Feb 14. According to district policy, Vice President Amy Riddle-Swanson is now the new board president, and an election will be held at the Monday meeting for a new Vice President. It is not currently clear if Paulson is resigning from the board or just as president.
     
    Paulson has been under fire from other board members and in February board members David Styer, Penny Burstad, and Heather Klanderman criticized Paulson for his communications with outside groups, [1] particularly Menomonie Cares. Most of this criticism revolved around a letter sent from Menomonie Cares about the board's decision to fund expansions to the Menomonie High School sports complex. At the meeting board member Burstad attempted to have the board have a new election of board officers, but the board did not take action on her proposal.
     
    Paulson has been under fire from other board members and in February board members David Styer, Penny Burstad, and Heather Klanderman criticized Paulson for his communications with outside groups, [1] particularly Menomonie Cares. Most of this criticism revolved around a letter sent from Menomonie Cares about the board's decision to fund expansions to the Menomonie High School sports complex. At the meeting board member Burstad attempted to have the board have a new election of board officers, but the board did not take action on her proposal.
     
    Paulson was also criticized at the last board meeting on Feb. 11 [2] by citizen Glenda Jones who felt that...
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