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 By Tallitha Reese    News    September 22, 2021 

School board takes next step with band room project

The school board of the district of Cashton approved a proposal from Wendel to serve as the architect and engineer for the proposed band room and music facilities project at their last regular meeting, held on Wednesday, September 15. The board also...

 
 By Tallitha Reese    News    August 25, 2021

School board amends Moving Forward Plan

The school board of the district of Cashton approved some changes to their Moving Forward Plan for the 2021-2022 school year, including the recommendations in regard to face coverings. Previously, at the July meeting, the board had approved a plan th...

 
 By Tallitha Reese    News    July 28, 2021

School district partners with CESA 10 in project planning for band & choir facilities

The school board for the district of Cashton reviewed a tentative proposal for a potential construction/remodel project for the band and/or choir facilities during their last regular board meeting, held on Wednesday, July 21, and approved a contract...

 
 By Tallitha Reese    News    June 23, 2021

School board raises concerns over COVID relief funding in light of state budget news

www.wordsbyreese.com The school board of the district of Cashton reviewed a draft budget of the ESSER (elementary and secondary school emergency relief fund) II funds the district is anticipating receiving as part of the federal COVID relief plan...

 
 By Tallitha Reese    News    May 26, 2021

School board approves contracts for solar energy project

The school board reviewed and approved two contracts for the proposed solar project at their last meeting held on Wednesday, May 19. The first approved contract is with Olson Solar Energy for the installation of the proposed solar array system and...

 
 By Tallitha Reese    News    May 5, 2021

School board approves progressive steps for large-scale projects

The school board for the district of Cashton took action on the progression of several large-scale projects at their last regular meeting held on Monday, April 19. Two proposed HVAC projects to improve indoor air quality and ventilation in some...

 
 By Tallitha Reese    News    March 24, 2021

School board approves plan to hire additional school counselor

The school board for the district of Cashton approved a plan to hire a second school counselor for the district at their last regular board meeting, held on Wednesday, March 17. According to district administrator, Ryan Alderson, the plan is to have...

 
 By Tallitha Reese    News    March 10, 2021

Scenic Bluffs proposes walking route to Cashton Village board

The village board of Cashton heard a proposal from Scenic Bluffs Health Center to develop a designated walking path through the village at their last meeting, held on Wednesday, March 3. Representatives from Scenic Bluffs presented the board with a...

 

School board approves plan to reschedule postponed fall musical for early summer

The school board reviewed and approved a plan to hold a school musical, which was postponed back in the fall of 2020, with the intent to reschedule at some point in the future. “Based on past successes with other programs and events, the musical...

 

School board approves facility use request for youth wrestling

A request to use the district’s facilities from a youth wrestling group has been on the school board’s agenda for several months now, with the board having pushed back a decision after asking the program to come up with a plan to be submitted to...

 

School board to consider solar project for district

The school board of the district of Cashton heard a solar project proposal presented by Ethos Green Power, a renewable energy services provider based in Viroqua, at their last meeting held on Wednesday, Dec. 16. The proposal detailed that 280 solar p...

 

Two student opportunity grants awarded in latest grant cycle

The school district of Cashton recently awarded two student opportunity grants in the latest cycle of the grant program, which were announced during the district’s last school board meeting, held on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Paula Niedbalski, 4th grade...

 

School board approves At-Home Attendance Plan as addendum to Return To School Plan

The school board of Cashton School District approved an addendum to the Return to School Plan focusing on at-home learning at their last meeting held on Wednesday, Nov. 18. This addendum detailed what the At-Home learning model would look like for...

 

Budget numbers & student headcount finalized at October school board meeting

Final numbers for state aid, equalized value of the district and school membership numbers came in and were presented at the last school board meeting held on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The finalized tax levy and mill rate actually showed even more of a dec...

 

Village of Cashton trick or treat hours earlier this year

The village board of Cashton decided to move trick-or-treating hours up to a 1-4 pm time frame this year as Halloween falls on a Saturday and board members felt that an earlier time would be safer. The topic was discussed during the last village...

 
 By Tallitha Reese    News    October 7, 2020

Anticipated increase in state aid & decrease in levy presented at annual school board meeting

The annual school board meeting for the school district of Cashton was held on Monday, Sept. 28 and according to estimated numbers available at the time of the meeting, the district will be looking at a potential increase in state equalization aid,...

 

2020-2021 school year to see an increase in student headcount, but a decreased FTE enrollment

At the last meeting of the Cashton School Board, held on Wednesday, Sept. 16, principals reported that everyone is happy to be back to school in person. During the building reports, each principal noted that while the first week back included a lot...

 

Village board approves several road projects

The village board of Cashton approved bids for work on several road projects within the village at their last regular meeting, held on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Projects for Main Street, Albion Street, Park & Hagen Streets and the alley behind the new...

 

School board increases substitute teacher pay

The school board for the district of Cashton voted to increase the pay rate of substitute teachers to $120 per day at their last board meeting, held on Wednesday, Aug. 12. The previous rate of pay for substitute teachers at Cashton School District...

 
 By Tallitha Reese    News    August 12, 2020

Village Board discusses sidewalk removal on Main Street

The village board of Cashton discussed the potential removal of the sidewalk on the SE side of Main Street during upcoming road projects at their last regular meeting, held on Wednesday, Aug. 5 and made the decision to present the choice to property...

 
 By Tallitha Reese    News    August 5, 2020

School board continues to address ever evolving back to school plan for 2020-2021

District administrator of the Cashton School District, Ryan Alderson, presented the board with an updated back to school plan for the 2020-2021 school year at their last meeting held on Thursday, July 30, which the board approved. “This is an...

 
 By Tallitha Reese    News    July 22, 2020

Cashton Schools plan for 5-day week while tasking teachers with online responsibilities

www.wordsbyreese.com The administrative team presented a rough outline of a plan for preparing to open school in the fall to the school board at their last regular board meeting held on Monday, July 13. District administrator, Ryan Alderson, noted...

 
 By Tallitha Reese    News    July 8, 2020

Cashton Police Chief resigns

www.wordsbyreese.com The Village Board of Cashton received a letter of resignation from police chief, Ron Rader, that was presented at their latest board meeting held on Wednesday, July 1. Rader’s letter was quite short, thanking the board for the...

 
 By Tallitha Reese    News    July 1, 2020

In-person summer school classes, sport contact days and summer rec won't happen in July

www.wordsbyreese.com The School Board of Cashton met for a second time in June on Wednesday, June 24 in order to address the status of summer programming, such as summer recreation, summer contact days for school sports teams, and face-to-face...

 
 By Tallitha Reese    News    June 17, 2020

School board approves plans for graduation, face-to-face summer school classes

www.wordsbyreese.com The School Board for the District of Cashton set a date for an outdoor graduation ceremony to honor 2020 seniors at their regular meeting held on Wednesday, June 10. The ceremony is to be held on Saturday, July 25 at 1 pm with a...

 

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