School district open enrollment is coming upOpen enrollment, which allows for students outside of one school district in Wisconsin to enroll in another, is Feb. 2-20. School Superintendent Mary Bowen-Eggebraaten explained the process at last week’s School Board meeting.
By: Meg Heaton, Hudson Star-Observer
Open enrollment, which allows for students outside of one school district in Wisconsin to enroll in another, is Feb. 2-20.
School Superintendent Mary Bowen-Eggebraaten explained the process at last week’s School Board meeting.
Parents who live outside of the Hudson School District who wish to attend a Hudson school – or students in Hudson who want to attend school at another district – must submit applications online or directly to the non-resident school district.
The applications can only be made during these three weeks in February. This does not apply to boundary exception requests within the district where a parent is requesting that a student be allowed to transfer out of the school in their attendance area to another school in the district.
Parents will be notified by mail around April 10 of the district’s approval or denial of the enrollment request. If the request is denied, parents have 30 days to appeal. If accepted, parents will be notified of their child’s specific school assignment around May 15.
Additional information is available on the district’s Web site at www.hudson.k12.wi.us.
The School Board also approved a three-year contract with Diligent Boardbooks in the amount of $25,889. The service will replace the paper, hard-copy books of information and correspondence sent to School Board members monthly with an electronic online version.
The contract calls for training, software and customization of the board books for Hudson board members and administrators and ongoing support services.
Financial Services Director Tim Erickson said the funds for the electronic boardbooks would be re-allocated from the School Board and superintendent’s budget.
The board also approved payment of $2,269,245.61 in bills along with an additional payment of $15,275.63 to the YMCA and Camp St. Croix for School Age Care and other expenses.
One of the Hudson High School 2007 graduates involved in the vandalism of the school along with New Richmond High School appeared before the board to make his court-ordered apology.
Michael Zuehl, who attends college in Montana, told the board that he “felt terrible” about his involvement in the vandalism. He said he did not think about the consequences of his actions and how they would impact others. He added that he had tried to be a role model to others while he was attending HHS and feels he let down those who looked up to him. Zuehl asked the board to forgive his “youthful actions.”