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Wausau board of ed wants public input on elementary school proposals


WAUSAU, Wis (WSAU) The Wausau School Board has been discussing space-needs at the elementary school level. They've unveiled four proposals, with price-tags ranging from $12-million to $40-million. Now they're looking for public comment.

Here are the four proposals:

• A school-district-wide redistricting, keeping all current elementary schools open with minor renovations


• Closing A.C. Keifer – which houses one of the district’s 4K programs – and build additions onto Stittin, Riverview, Hawthorne Hills, G.D. Jones, Jefferson, Franklin, and Lincoln elementary.


• Close A.C. Keifer, build additions onto three elementary schools, and build a new school on the Grant Elementary site.


• Close A.C. Keifer, Lincoln, Hewett-Texas and Grant – and build new wings onto Jefferson, Stittin, Riverview, G.D. Jones, and Hawthorne Hills – and build a new school at the Marshall Elementary site.


The school board says some schools are overcrowded, while others have extra space. Some school buildings are older and need renovations while others are in good condition.

This is a long-range plan; there's no timetable for any elementary school changes.