Rural Schools Task Force to Hold Final Public Hearing in Cuba City

Madison, WI – The Speaker’s Task Force on Rural Schools will hold its final public hearing on Wednesday, February 26th from 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Cuba City High School gymnasium. The Task Force, chaired by Rep. Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander), is looking for solutions to problems facing rural schools including declining enrollment and transportation issues.
“I am pleased to hold a public hearing in southwestern Wisconsin. Representative Travis Tranel contacted my office and asked the Task Force to travel to Benton and Cuba City to hear the concerns of his rural school districts. ” stated Rep. Swearingen.
The Task force will be hearing testimony from area superintendents and an educational consultant that has been actively involved in rural school issues. Time will be allowed at the end of the hearing for the public to provide additional testimony.
“I invite all concerned citizens, parents and taxpayers to attend so their concerns may be heard. I would like to thank Representative Tranel for requesting a public hearing in southwestern Wisconsin,” said Rep. Swearingen.
The public hearing in Cuba City will be the final stop for the Speaker’s Task Force on Rural Schools. A final report will be completed in March for Speaker Robin Vos (R – Rochester).