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In a March 20 supplemental investigation report, Attorney Lori Lubinsky, a partner at Axley Law Firm in Madison, offered recommendations for the school board. That report was released Friday, April 19, by the School District of Milton.

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Huffman Facility Development of Cambridge will serve as the School District of Milton’s owner representative for the referendum construction projects. With a 7-0 vote, the board gave its approval with the expectation that all trade packages will be bid out, bids will be sealed, and at least …

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Milton Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students have qualified to represent Wisconsin at the FBLA-PBL (Phi Beta Lambda) National Leadership Conference, which will be held between June 24 and 27. This year’s event will be held in Texas. Among students selected for that honor are mem…

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Who will replace Mary Ellen Van Valin, the recently retired School District of Milton director of business services?

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In the School District of Milton, voters chose two school board members: newcomer Rick Mullen and returning board member Mike Pierce.

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At approximately 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, a situation involving adults not affiliated with Milton Middle School developed in the parking lot area at the front of the school. Several members of local law enforcement (including Milton Police Department and the Rock County Sheriff’s Office) were call…

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The $59.9 million referendum on the April 2 ballot is a capital referendum. The referendum was approved by the board of education with a 7-0 vote in January. The goal is to improve facilities by reducing overcrowding in classrooms and replacing the failing pool. Improvements will be made to …

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Milton High School teacher Nicholas Manogue was one of five individuals honored as a recipient of the 2018 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award. Manogue was honored on March 21 by Gov. Tony Evers in a ceremony at the State Capitol.

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Four candidates are running for two at-large school board seats in the School District of Milton.

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The attorney of School District of Milton Director of Administrative Operations Jerry Schuetz issued a statement in a news release Monday saying they are looking into potential legal claims related to the release of his personnel records, as well as statements made about Schuetz online and t…

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An independent, third-party investigator concluded school board president Tom Westrick violated board policy when he, in effect, approved an increase of compensation (a $10,500 stipend) for Milton school district superintendent Tim Schigur. (At a previous school board meeting, Westrick said …

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Janesville residents Aaron and Gretchen Kingsley doubled the number of children in their family when they adopted two teenage girls from the Ukraine less than 10 months ago.

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Editor’s note: This article is timely as the asbestos abatement portion of the Milton High School pool project will take place from March 22 (after 3 p.m.) to March 31 (spring break).

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After the grand march and crowning of the prom king and queen on April 13 at Milton High School, students will head to the Pontiac Convention Center in Janesville.

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Editor's note: This is a lengthier version of the weather-related story we had on Page A3 this week. 

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Milton High School seniors Marilla Smith and Rebecca Parker have been recognized by the National Merit Scholar Program. Smith is a National Merit Scholar semi-finalist. Parker is a National Merit Scholar commended student.

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The School District of Milton is using a new visitor management system. Raptor ID is a check-in procedure that runs a visitor’s photo ID through a security check prior to the visitor being allowed access into a building during the school day when students are present. The system was funded t…

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Looking at the Milton High School Band Facebook page, there are lots of photos. Some include director of bands Nathan Pierce. In many of the photos, Pierce has his back to the camera. Serious competition and concert photos mix with silly snapshots. There are photos of Pierce marching with th…

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During Monday’s Finance Committee meeting, school district Superintendent Tim Schigur presented the possibility of the school district partnering with Midwest Tennis Center. The Lake Geneva group plans to build a 54,000-square-foot-tennis center in Milton at 1181 Gateway Drive (near Kwik Trip).

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Six school board members at Monday’s meeting said they would be in favor of making improvements to reopen the Milton High School pool — hopefully, in time for the girls swim season in fall.

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The Milton High School pool might not make it to the end of the boys swim season or the Marlins season. Regardless, the pool will close on March 1, according to a Jan. 8 letter from Superintendent Tim Schigur to school district families. And, a month after the pool closes, voters likely will…

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At approximately 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, the School District of Milton was notified by the City of Milton Police Department that there was a natural gas leak near Madison Avenue and West Lane. The Milton and Milton Township Fire Department and Alliant Energy were notified. According to the school…

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Consolidated Elementary School received 99, the highest score achieved on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Accountability State Report Card for 2017-18. Students, families and celebrated the achievement on Thursday morning. For 2016-17 the school received a score of 98.7. Only …

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“How is the district doing?” That’s a question Tara Bast of Johnson Block & Company in Madison said she’s often asked by school districts. Bast presented the 2017-18 financial audit report at Monday’s school board meeting.

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The School District of Milton is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada on the 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll. Previously, the district was on the third annual honor roll.

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The City of Milton Parks and Recreation Commission recommended approval Monday of a preliminary site plan and land transfer of the city-owned Central Park to the Milton school district. The recommendation came with a contingency that the district pave King Hill parking lot in accordance with…

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A $59.9 million capital referendum will likely appear on the April ballot. School District of Milton administrators have been directed to draft a resolution with a referendum not to exceed that amount. The resolution will include the option recommended by the Strategic Planning Committee of …

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With the possibility of an April referendum, Option A continues to be the favorite among school board members.

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Milton students who take technology education and agriculture classes at the high school will no longer be allowed to get to those areas by going out a cafeteria door and cutting across the parking lot.

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The Strategic Planning Committee of the Whole (School) Board will meet Nov. 8 to continue its discussion on “possible facilities solution options.” The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Milton High School library.

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The School District of Milton ACT composite scores improved from 2017 to 2018. In 2017 the district had a composite score of 19.8, while in 2018 the district had a composite score of 21. The 2018 School District of Milton ACT composite score is .5 higher than the state average ACT score.

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The board of education on Monday night adopted a final budget for 2018-19 that increases revenue by 6.05 percent and decreases the School District of Milton tax levy by about 1 percent (.8 percent) over the previous year.

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The Rock County 4-H Dairy Judging Team placed first in the 2018 All-American Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest last month in Harrisburg, Pa. During the 50th anniversary of the contest, team members placed 10 classes of dairy cattle and gave oral reasons on four sets of the classes.

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While no official action could be taken at the community facilities planning workshop, school board members agreed to support a referendum of $59.9 million or less. Eying a possible April referendum, school board members shared their thoughts on what they might ask of voters within the Schoo…