Updated: UWO Foundation paid more than assessed value for Wells’ home

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Foundation has purchased Chancellor Richard Wells’ Congress Avenue home “to ensure the institution has an inviting, strategically-located chancellor’s home” near the campus. Wells and his wife, Christie, purchased the home for $285,000 in 2001 from the … Continue reading

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Listening session about relocating Green Meadow Elementary students scheduled Wednesday

Anyone with an opinion on where to house the fourth and fifth graders who formally went to Green Meadow Elementary School will have a chance to speak up Wednesday. The Oshkosh school board closed Green Meadow, a fourth- and fifth-grade-only … Continue reading

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One Route to Rule Them All: Evaluating Mark Rohloff and his goals for 2013

The Oshkosh Common Council has completed their annual evaluation of City Manager Mark Rohloff and it appears he’s in line for a $3,500 bonus. Councilors met in closed session to discuss and evaluate Rohloff based on elements of the city’s … Continue reading

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Frequency of child abuse and neglect dropped in 2011, new report shows

The number of children who were abused or neglected in Winnebago County dropped significantly in 2011, although it’s unclear if the change resulted from less maltreatment or a change in how victims are counted, according to a new state report. … Continue reading

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Does Sheboygan hold the answers to improving Oshkosh schools?

A group of Oshkosh school board members and administrators spent half a day last week visiting two Sheboygan businesses to see if they could bring back some of the community’s “great vibe.” Inspiration for the road trip came from a … Continue reading

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New principals announced at North High School and Roosevelt Elementary School

Two assistant principals will serve as interim principals at Oshkosh schools for the remainder of the school year, according to news releases from the district. The appointments are up for approval at the school board’s Jan. 30 meeting. Jackie Schleicher … Continue reading

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School district to purchase iPads for paperless meetings

The Oshkosh school board, at its Jan. 9 meeting, gave district administrators the go-ahead to purchase iPads and move the board toward paperless meetings. A proposal to issue iPads to board members was presented by Deputy Superintendent Dave Gundlach. Because … Continue reading

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Proposal would give Ipads to Oshkosh school board members

Oshkosh school board members could be outfitted with their own district-issued Ipads under a recommendation by district administrators. The intent of the proposal is to rid the need for paper and cut back on the cost of printing large packets of information … Continue reading

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Oshkosh North principal accepts district administrative position

Andrew Jones, principal at Oshkosh North High School, will be the Oshkosh school district’s new executive director of administration, pending board approval. Jones was hired as North’s principal in August 2011.  Prior to that, he was a middle school and … Continue reading

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