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On Monday, the School District of Milton accepted a donation of $45,844 from the Friends of Milton Pool, Inc. The donation will be used to expand the bleacher capacity from 450 seats to 550 seats in the new pool.

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Twenty-five seventh-graders at Milton Middle School will be starting the new year with determination. Selected by teachers and administration in spring, they will be the first to participate in an AVID elective course. AVID stands for “Advancement Via Individual Determination.”

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The School District of Milton board of education unanimously approved the second design phase for the district’s four elementary schools and the first design phase for the middle school. The school board met Monday evening in the Milton High School library.

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School District of Milton students in 4K will be eligible to ride the bus this school year, even if their school is closer than 2 miles from their home.

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Several actions regarding the “land swap” between the City of Milton and the Milton school district were recommended by the city’s Plan Commission and approved by the city council. The commission and council both met on Aug. 6.

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GO Riteway has expanded its coverage territory over the summer months with additional school districts. Over the next 2 months,GO Riteway Transportation Group will be hiring new team members. To complement the expansion, GO Riteway will be offering a sign-on bonus for CDL driving and automot…

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The City of Milton Common Council has directed city staff to prepare a formal “land swap” agreement with the School District of Milton Board of Education and an “intent to purchase” letter. Council voted unanimously on July 16 to advance the proposed land swap process needed to facilitate ex…

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The July 15 school board meeting followed an open house at the district office for new interim Superintendent Rich Dahman.

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Milton High School Support for Success Teacher and Coordinator Mari Sroda described herself, over the span of her 32-year career, as having varying roles and responsibilities within the Milton school district.

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“I loved teaching in Milton, but now it is time to start a new chapter in my life,” said Milton High School math teacher John McNamara. The algebra, trigonometry, statistics and AP calculus teacher retired in June.

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Zasty’s Family Child Care, 731 Rivendell Drive, has earned national recognition as a certified nature explore classroom from the Nature Explore program, which is a division of nonprofit Dimensions Educational Research Foundation.

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School District of Milton taxpayers will pay $15.6 million less in interest cost than originally projected when the school board went to referendum in April for $59.9 million. The saving is a result of the district locking in a 2.88 percent interest rate on the bonds and coming in significan…

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The last school board meeting of the fiscal year was a busy one in the School District of Milton. In addition to approving a one-year interim superintendent, here are some of the topics and actions at the June 24 meeting at Milton High School.

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The last school board meeting of the fiscal year was a busy one in the School District of Milton. In addition to approving a one-year interim superintendent, here are some of the topics and actions taken June 24 at Milton High School.

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Rich Dahman, who is retiring as superintendent of Winona Area Public Schools in Minnesota this month, will be the interim superintendent for the School District of Milton. Dahman, who was in Winona for two years, will begin the 1-year position in Milton in July. The school board, following a…

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A new app to be rolled out in the 2019-2020 school year will help families and school district staff know where a specific child’s bus is.

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In the 2018-19 school year the 4K program in the School District of Milton moved from multiple community sites to just one at Small Wonders Learning Center, 880 McEwan Lane. Here, on the second floor, the school district had five classrooms and a shared space in the center. West Elementary a…

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The School District of Milton Friday announced two finalists for the position of interim superintendent. The human resources committee met with administration on Thursday, June 13, and reviewed a list of candidates interested in serving as the interim superintendent for the upcoming school year.

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Past students, former teachers and school board members gathered to celebrate Northside Intermediate School's 25th Anniversary Friday. 

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Following the recommendation of the Human Resources Committee, the school board on May 29 voted 7-0 to seek an interim superintendent for the next school year. Superintendent Tim Schigur has resigned and at the start of the new school year (July 1) will no longer be employed by the School Di…

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Following the May 1 announcement that the School District of Milton superintendent and director of administrative operations would resign at the end of the school year, School Board President Joe Martin on June 6 told the Janesville Gazette and the Milton Courier that none of their 19 follow…

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In July, the School District of Milton will be without someone who has a school business administrator license from the Department of Public Instruction. Director of Administrative Operations Jerry Schuetz resigned and Director of Business Services Mary Ellen Van Valin retired earlier this y…

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The Milton High School Class of 2019 will send 273 graduates across the stage all wearing red gowns Sunday. In past years, girls primarily wore red and boys primarily wore black. The school colors are red, black and white.

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The Milton board of education approved a 2 percent base wage increase for administrators and a 2.44 percent base wage increase for teachers. The board also approved the 2019-2020 master agreement with the Milton Education Association. All actions took place May 13 at Milton High School.

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On Tuesday the school board approved 2019-2020 open enrollment applications for the School District of Milton. That includes 61 students enrolling in the district and 90 enrolling out of the district. Of the 61 enrolling in the district, 19 attended schools in School District of Milton in 20…

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In July the School District of Milton will be without Superintendent Tim Schigur, Director of Administrative Operations Jerry Schuetz and human resources administrative assistant Susan McCarthy, who resigned. Director of Business Services Mary Ellen Van Valin retired earlier this year.

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Applications for an unexpired term for appointment to the Blackhawk Technical College Board will be accepted until 4 p.m. on June 12, according to Russ Podzilni, Chairperson of the Blackhawk Technical College Board Appointment Committee, and Chairperson of the Rock County Board of Supervisor…

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After Superintendent Tim Schigur is gone at the end of June, the School District of Milton Human Resources Committee is looking to have an interim superintendent for one year.

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Understanding how sex traffickers of children and youth operate, identifying victims and learning how to help were among topics discussed during a forum held Wednesday, May 15, at the Milton City Hall, 710 S. Janesville Street. 

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The advanced placement program of U.S. Government and Politics at Milton High School gives students an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. At the end of the school year, students present what they have learned during a research fair, which is scheduled 7-9…

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School District of Milton Superintendent Tim Schigur and Director of Administrative Operations Jerry Schuetz signed a resignation agreement and a waiver/release of claims on April 26. School Board President Joe Martin signed those agreements on April 30, and the next day he announced their r…

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Should the School District of Milton stick with its recent reorganization? That’s one of the topics that the Human Resources Committee looked at Thursday. The committee meets monthly in the school district administration building.

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Almost 25 percent of students in grades 9-12 in the School District of Milton said they had vaped in the last 30 days.

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Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” is the first show Julie Marquardt has directed at Milton High School. And, she said she hopes it is not the last.

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Monday’s Milton school board meeting opened with the oath of office for recently elected school board members. New school board member Rick Mullen went first and was followed by returning board member Mike Pierce.