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Wausau Schools: Special School Board Meeting will be Thursday


UPDATE:  Early Tuesday afternoon, Superintendent's Secretary Cathy Peck expected the release of the agenda for a special school board meeting that had been set for Thursday.  As of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when the district offices closed, that agenda has not been released.  Although the offices have just closed, Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Williams is still in closed door conferences discussing the school music issues.


WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) - The Wausau School District holiday music issue is far from over, as district officials continue to discuss it at several levels.

First of all, Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Williams is continuing to meet with advisors today (Tuesday). Williams was in nonstop conferences Monday, and only communicated with the public with the statement released to the media late in the afternoon. It is unclear if Williams will comment on the issues Tuesday afternoon.

District officials are also preparing to post a special meeting of the school board, which would be held Thursday. We’ll pass along the exact time and location once that meeting agenda is released later today.

An internal staff meeting involving the music department will take place at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon. That group will be reviewing music selected for various holiday programs in the district. Since this is a staff meeting, it is not a public meeting and is not subject to Wisconsin’s open meetings law.

Music Director Phil Buch confirmed he will be at that meeting, but cannot comment on the issues. He has been directed to refer questions to the Wausau School District central office.