Dunn County court upholds DPI decision on school district boundaries

By Cara L. Dempski

MENOMONIE — A local judge denied a motion last week that could potentially have redrawn part of the school district boundary between Eau Claire and Elk Mound.

Dunn County Circuit Court Judge Rod Smeltzer ruled in favor of the School District Boundary Appeals Board – part of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction – and Elk Mound and Eau Claire school districts after a petition filed in July 2017 alleged the board acted “arbitrarily and capriciously” when denying a request to change one of the eastern boundaries between the two districts.

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