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Menomonie School Board Candidate Forum

Menomonie School Board Candidate Forum

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2022 School District of Menomonie Candidate Forum

February 7, 2022

The League of Women Voters  of Greater Chippewa Valley, the Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce, and WisCommunity will present a candidate forum of all seven of the candidates running for the three open seats on the board of the School District of the Menomonie Area on February 7, 2022 at 7 PM. The live stream will be carried on this page. 

The six top vote getters in the primary will move on to the spring election on April 5, where the top three will win seats on the school board.

Menomonie School Board Special Meeting 2/22/2021

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Menomonie School Board Special Meeting for 2/22/2022

February 22, 2021

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2021, 5:30 P.M.

In order to provide sufficient physical distancing, in-person attendance for the public Board meeting will be limited to 25 people. It is anticipated that there will be 14 spaces available for members of the public. The meeting will also be livestreamed at:

Menomonie School District Meeting Addresses Student Rights and Clean Energy

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Menomonie School Board Regular Meeting 3/9/2020

March 9, 2020

This school board meeting was very crowded. There were no empty seats in the room and all of the parking spaces were full. This was due to a combination of proud parents of Oaklawn students and people who came to the meeting to speak or observe.

The planned band trip at spring break has had to be canceled due to new travel advisories about the coronavirus crisis.

Oaklawn students did a presentation on their project to promote acts of kindness and peace.

Menomonie School Board 6/24/2019

Menomonie School Board Meeting 6/24/2019

June 24, 2019

Community Communication discussions on the strategic plan and what the plans are going forward.

Amy Riddle-Swanson asks question on what book should be read for the issue of trust, and to have the board read it and study together.

Menomonie Cares has donated $400 from Menomonie Cares for a Native American Dance event next school year.

Discussion and Policy Review

Menomonie School District Board Meeting 5/13/2019

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Menomonie School Board 5/13/2019

May 13, 2019

Meeting agenda is attached/

1. Presentation of community awards

2, Student presentation on internship at Westconsin Credit Union.

3. Student Representative Presentation - last presentation for this school year.

5. Community Communications - new policy on community communications was read.

Menomonie School Board President Resigns, board re-organizes officers, mulls school day issue

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February 26, 2019

Quick Update -- Due to road conditions our staff was unable to attend this meeting - I have filled in some information based on other media reports, primarily from the .

Menomonie School Board Special Meeting 9/24/2018

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Menomonie School Board Special Meeting 9/24/2018

September 25, 2018

This is the video recording of the Menomonie School District special meeting of 9/24/2018. Particular items of interest include a discussion of the Home Sweet Menomonie program and if the district should contribute funds to it to help pay for down payments on homes for people moving to Menomonie for jobs, and a particularly spirited discussion continued from the last meeting about funding for the second phase of development for the Sports Complex. 

Menomonie School Board Meeting 8/13/2018

Menomonie School Board Meeting 08/13/2018

August 14, 2018


A. Community Education Report

B. Athletics and Activities Report

C. Review District Calendar, Graduation Date, and Professional Development Schedule for 2018-19

D. Build Your Own Curriculum - this is a tool for teachers and parents to look at the different classes and to build a curriculum for a student. It should be available on the district website by Aug 21. There is a demonstration of the tool in the video.

Menomonie School Board Meeting 5/14/2018

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Menomonie School Board 5/14/2018

May 16, 2018

We are starting a new project aimed at recording local government meetings.  This is, in essence, an experiment. This is the first of those recordings, of the Menomonie School Board meeting from this Monday. Some of these meeting rooms are challenging due to arrangement, lighting, sound, etc. We will attempt to improve the quality of these meetings as time goes on. 

Menomonie School Board Candidate Forum

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Menomonie School Board Forum

March 29, 2018

Incumbent Candidates Penny Burstad, Urs Haltinner, and James Swanson participated in the candidate forum that was held at the Mabel Tainter in Menomonie on March 27 along with challenging candidates Chris Freeman and Patricia Thompson. Challenging candidate John Strey was unable to attend. 

The forum was presented by the League of Women Voters of the Greater Chippewa Valley.