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‘It Added No Value’: State Superintendents Slam GOP Letter as an Effort to Shift Blame

by Jessica VanEgeren Dozens of Republican legislators who control the bulk of public school funding lean on schools to open up despite COVID concerns. At the end of July, the DeForest school board approved its plans to offer students two options when classes resumed in the fall: one option is all virtual for the firstContinue reading “‘It Added No Value’: State Superintendents Slam GOP Letter as an Effort to Shift Blame”

WEAU: Underly declares her candidacy for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

MADISON, Wis. (AP) A rural educator is entering the race for state schools superintendent. Pecatonica Area School District Superintendent Jill Underly declared her candidacy Thursday. She has served as superintendent for Pecatonica since 2015. Prior to that she was an assistant director at the state Department of Public Instruction, an academic advisor at UW-Madison and aContinue reading “WEAU: Underly declares her candidacy for State Superintendent of Public Instruction”

URBAN MILWAUKEE: Jill Underly Announces Candidacy for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

HOLLANDALE, Wis. — Dr. Jill Underly, a rural schools superintendent, former public school teacher, and mother of two, today announced her campaign for the statewide nonpartisan position of Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Dr. Underly currently serves as superintendent of the Pecatonica Area School District, headquartered in the Village of Blanchardville. She has more than 20Continue reading “URBAN MILWAUKEE: Jill Underly Announces Candidacy for State Superintendent of Public Instruction”

NBC 15: Pecatonica Area Superintendent enters race for state schools superintendent

BLANCHARDVILLE, Wis. (AP) — A rural educator is entering the race for state schools superintendent. Pecatonica Area School District Superintendent Jill Underly declared her candidacy Thursday. “I am excited to announce my candidacy for the position of State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and I look forward to the work ahead and to moving public education, andContinue reading “NBC 15: Pecatonica Area Superintendent enters race for state schools superintendent”

RELEASE: Jill Underly Announces Candidacy for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

HOLLANDALE, Wis. — Dr. Jill Underly, a rural schools superintendent, former public school teacher, and mother of two, today announced her campaign for the statewide nonpartisan position of Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Dr. Underly currently serves as superintendent of the Pecatonica Area School District, headquartered in the Village of Blanchardville. She has moreContinue reading “RELEASE: Jill Underly Announces Candidacy for State Superintendent of Public Instruction”

Cap Times (Op-ed): Give rural schools the tools they need to thrive

ike many rural school district superintendents, I’ve been fixated on the fate of the Palmyra-Eagle School District in southeastern Wisconsin. Since 1993, rural school districts have been in a bind. Many of us were low-spending in 1993 and then locked into that level by the revenue limit caps placed on our districts. If we hadContinue reading “Cap Times (Op-ed): Give rural schools the tools they need to thrive”

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