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Task Force on Rural Schools meets in Antigo Wednesday

Rep. Rob Swearingen
Rep. Rob Swearingen
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ANTIGO, Wis (WXPR) - The Assembly Speaker's Task Force on Rural Schools is holding its fourth public hearing Wednesday afternoon, January 8th at the Antigo High School.

Task Force Chair, Representative Rob Swearingen of Rhinelander, says they wanted to start with a meeting in Rhinelander. He says after going to other parts of the state, they come back to this region. "Talking to Representative (Mary) Czaja she thought in the 35th Assembly District she thought it would be better to move it to Elcho and Antigo which are great examples of rural schools. We're excited to bring the Task Force once again back to the Northwoods. We'll be touring Elcho in the morning and then we'll have the hearing about 1:30 after touring the Antigo high school."

Swearingen says the bi­partisan group will make two more stops to hear about the issues facing rural schools. He says they will schedule an additional stop in Grant or Iowa counties in February. Swearingen says he hopes to have a report to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos by March. The meeting Wednesday afternoon at Antigo high school is open to the public.

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