Kelli Jacobi en Local School Leader Favors Scheduling Flexibility <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Wisconsin Senate is voting on a bill &nbsp;tossing out the 180 day requirement for schools to hold classes.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; Classes would still have to be held for certain numbers of hours -- but schools could hold longer days to get those hours in. &nbsp;The issue came to the forefront in January, when most Wisconsin schools were closed for at least four days due to the coldest winter in two decades. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:11:54 +0000 Ken Krall & Wheeler News-Learfield Data 15403 at Local School Leader Favors Scheduling Flexibility Open Enrollment Period Begins <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Open enrollment begins this week.&nbsp; Wisconsin families have the option of enrolling their kids in any public school district, even if they live outside its boundaries. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">F</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">or some districts open enrollment brings more revenue, while for others it draws resources out of the area.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:38:25 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 13969 at Open Enrollment Period Begins Heat Problems Resolved at Central <p>In Rhinelander, Central Intermediate School is scheduled to be open Tuesday after Monday's unexpected closing.&nbsp; School District officials say part of the school’s electrical system failed, affecting the heat in the building.&nbsp;</p><p>Staff became aware of the problem around 6 am and called WPS.&nbsp;</p><p>But the announcement software designed to alert parents of school closings also malfunctioned. &nbsp;Rhinelander Schools Superintendent Kelli Jacobi says parents were notified late.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 23:28:44 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 13935 at Rhinelander School District Hosts New Clinic for Employees <p>A new clinic has opened its doors inside Rhinelander High School.&nbsp; The new Aspirus clinic won’t serve students - but it will serve school district employees and their families.&nbsp; The clinic can provide basic primary care. A visit costs just ten dollars.&nbsp;</p><p>Rhinelander Schools Superintendent Kelli Jacobi says clinic access will be good for employee health, as well as save the district money.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 23:16:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 13163 at Lawmakers Learn About Rural Schools <p>Eleven Assembly members from both parties came to Rhinelander&nbsp;Wednesday to learn more of the challenges facing rural schools. Ken Krall reports area school leaders had much to say.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:26:50 +0000 Ken Krall 9720 at Lawmakers Learn About Rural Schools As Classes Begin, Superintendent Hopes for Smooth Transport <p>It's time for the first day of school. &nbsp;</p><p>Rhinelander School District Superintendent Kelli Jacobi plans to visit all district schools in the first two weeks of classes.&nbsp; She’s hoping school bus logistics will run more smoothly than last year.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 7294 at As Classes Begin, Superintendent Hopes for Smooth Transport School Lends Space to Sheriff's Department <p>The Oneida County Sheriff’s Department is opening a new office station at an elementary school.&nbsp; Deputies will use a room at the Northwoods Community Elementary School as a stopping point to take care of administrative tasks.&nbsp; No suspects will be brought to the location.&nbsp; County Sheriff Grady Hartman says the new office on Highway K will help the department have a stronger presence on the west side of the county.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 7289 at District Website Provides School Funding Info <p>Rhinelander school district officials have developed a <a href="" target="_blank">web page</a> so residents concerned about school funding can keep up to date. &nbsp;Rural school districts are feeling a financial squeeze as many districts have fewer students and are getting less financial aid, but still required to follow mandates.</p><p>The legislature's budget-writing group, the Joint Finance Committee, is looking at school funding at this time.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 21:37:35 +0000 Ken Krall 2945 at