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Kaul asks Legislature for $2.2M to keep school safety office

Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul is asking Gov. Tony Evers and the Republican-controlled Legislature for $2.2 million in the next state budget to keep the state Justice Department's Office of School Safety going. Kaul said Friday that the office’s operations have been funded almost entirely with federal COVID-19 relief dollars, which have run out. Legislators created the office in 2018 following a school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The office has handed out $100 million in grants to schools to improve safety protocols. It also offers teachers training on how to handle incidents and operates a 24-hour tip line.

Several taken into custody after Oshkosh school disturbance

Several adults and one juvenile have been taken into custody following a fight at a mid-Wisconsin middle school. Oshkosh police say that after a fight between two students earlier in the day Wednesday at Merrill Middle School, family members and acquaintances of one of the students forced their way into the school around 2:15 p.m. and started a disturbance. School staff and the school’s resource officer told them they needed to leave, but they refused to do so and “created a physical disturbance with school staff.” Police say several Oshkosh police officers responded to assist, and several adults and one juvenile were taken into custody.

MMSD proposes summer school pay increase

MADISON, Wis. -- Teachers hesitant to work this summer may have a new incentive to do so as Madison Metropolitan School District administrators explore new options for increasing pay. During…

Gov. Tony Evers and Lt. Gov. Sara Rodriguez visit Wisconsin schools

VIROQUA, Wis. (WKBT) — Gov. Tony Evers and newly elected Lt. Gov. Sara Rodriguez met with students at Viroqua Elementary School. The visit was one of Rodriguez’s first as lieutenant governor. Viroqua Elementary School was one of many Wisconsin schools to receive additional funding through a successful referendum. Although 80% of state school referendums passed, Rodriguez says she and Gov….