Colfax Schools

UW Health offers guidance for parents with children returning to school

MADISON – UW Health is offering tips for parents to stay safe as their children go back to school or leave for college. Both scenarios present different challenges and risks of exposure to COVID-19. “We know these are difficult times for parents as they weigh the benefits of in person education for their children against…

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Colfax school board: 46 families enrolled in virtual learning

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, 46 Colfax school district families have enrolled their students in a virtual learning option as of August 17 rather than sending their children to in-person five day per week instruction. The 46 families account for 76 students, said Polly Rudi, director of special education…

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Two more teachers retire from CSD

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  The Colfax Board of Education has accepted requests for retirement from two more teachers, Colleen Verdon, high school Spanish teacher, and Lori Halpin, middle school language arts teacher. At a special meeting August 5 held primarily to consider the back-to-school plan, the school board also approved transferring Dianna Dachel,…

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WIAA approves fall sports season with dramatic changes

For the many student athletes, coaches, parents, school administrators and fans that were holding their collective breath, they can all breathe a sigh of relief after the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Board of Directors approved conducting the 2020 fall sports season following a special business meeting Thursday, July 23. But there are significant changes and…

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Colfax school board reviews proposed $9.5 million budget for 2020-2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  The Colfax Board of Education has reviewed a proposed budget of $9.5 million for the 2020-2021 school year. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic and the expectation that the state’s revenue will be negatively impacted by the pandemic, “the key word is proposed,” said William C. Yingst Jr., school district administrator,…

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