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Results of survey gauging referendum support to be released Wednesday

The results of a survey gauging Oshkosh’s support for going to referendum in April to raise school taxes will be presented to the school board Wednesday. The $21,000 comprehensive survey also asked the community to weigh in on the district’s performance … Continue reading

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School board says no to 28 percent raise for facility director

The Oshkosh school board declined to give a 28 percent pay raise to the district’s buildings and grounds director, who is being recruited for another job. Superintendent Stan Mack II had recommended the $23,300 raise in effort to keep Randy … Continue reading

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Report: Oshkosh school administrators already cut $2 million

Oshkosh school administrators have already enacted about $2 million in budget cuts for next school year affecting bus routes, school start times, teacher retirement benefits, administrator pay raises and student parking fees. More details about those cuts and other budget … Continue reading

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Oshkosh school board resolution opposes to state budget

The Oshkosh school board intends to voice its opposition to Gov. Scott Walker’s state biennial budget proposal through formal resolution. Board members will vote on the resolution opposing the budget bill during a special meeting at 5 p.m. tonight. The … Continue reading

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Oshkosh public schools changing hours to cut costs

Nearly every public school in Oshkosh will have new hours next year as part of an effort to cut down busing costs by having all schools start and end at the same time. All elementary schools will start at 7:55 … Continue reading

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UWO Chancellor Wells supports 2 percent tuition hike as Republicans vow freeze

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Chancellor Richard Wells issued a statement supporting a 2 percent tuition hike just as a separate state memo revealed the UW System’s large surplus of tuition dollars. A new Legislative Fiscal Bureau report shows the UW System … Continue reading

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Oshkosh school board won’t cut administrators

The Oshkosh school board unanimously voted to remove items affecting administrator jobs and salaries from a prioritized list of budget cuts. The board on Wednesday approved a revised list of budget cuts that no longer eliminates one principal, reduces hours … Continue reading

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After seeing budget cuts plan, Oshkosh school board hopes for state action

Oshkosh school administrators urged board members and the general public to lobby lawmakers for a boost in school funding to alleviate the pressure of perennial budget cuts. Administrators made the plea while presenting a list of budget cut options to … Continue reading

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More than $8 million in school budget cut options turned over to committee

A list of more than $8 million in possible budget cuts compiled by Oshkosh school administrators touches nearly every corner of the district except core student programs. The list was given Thursday night to members of an advisory committee tasked … Continue reading

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Members of school budget cutting advisory committee named

Community members selected to recommend budget cuts for the Oshkosh school district include actively involved parents, small business owners, university employees and college students as well as a former state lawmaker, Common Councilor, the spouse of a board member, and … Continue reading

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