Date: April 23, 2018 1- 4 p.m.
Location: CESA 6

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The Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding was created to take a comprehensive look into our education funding system. When our state Constitution was written in 1848, public school districts were created and schools were funded directly from land sales and an annual tax levied by each town and city. Today, Wisconsin has 422 school districts and a much more complex funding system.

Public school funding accounts for one third of the general revenue in our state budget and receives the most money of any state program. The education funding formula has over two dozen categorical aids (special education aid, sparsity aid, per pupil aid, pupil transportation aid, etc.), which determine the funding given for various school programs and education purposes.

As the demographics and population trends in our state have changed, our education funding formula has remained the same. Sixty-one percent of all public school districts in Wisconsin are experiencing declining enrollment. Some districts also have high property values, particularly in rural lake districts, which means that they receive little to no aid from the state. We need to review how tax dollars are being distributed among the schools in our state.

We want to ensure every child has the opportunity to receive an excellent education. Rep. Joel Kitchens (R- Sturgeon Bay) and Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon) chair the Commission consisting of a bipartisan group of legislators and education stakeholders. The Commission will be holding public hearings throughout Wisconsin seeking input and will provide a report with recommendations to be considered for the 2019-2021 budget.

Info and RSVP for meeting:

Child Development Preschool Screening

Montello School District

The School District of Montello’s Child Development Preschool Screening will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. If you have a child in-between the ages of 2.5 and 4 years old please sign up to have your child screened.  Your child’s vision, hearing, motor and cognitive skills will be evaluated.

To sign up for your child’s preschool screening contact Susan Hutchings at her email: or call 608-297-2126 extension 444.  The screenings will be held between 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 25th.

The event will be held in the Montello School District Community Room.  Please enter the school at the Forest Lane Street door #1 entrance. Someone will be at the door to greet and direct you to the community room.  For documentation please bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization record.


OPEN ENROLLMENT APPLICATION 2017-18 INFORMATION                          

The Open Enrollment application period for 2017-18 is closed. You may apply using the Alternative Open Enrollment application after July 1, 2017. Those forms will be posted on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website.

August 2017 District Newsletter                                                 

The August 2017 District Newsletter is now available to view. Please click on this link to open

2017-18 & 2018-19  School Year Calendar

Click here to view the Board approved 2017-18 & 2018-19 School Year Calendars.

Grading For Learning (G4L)




Grade books were opened for families at the end of September.  As you look over the grade book you can refer to the Grading for Learning website, linked here: G4L Website  to view "grade book at a glance" image. This image designed to help users interpret the grade book.  




2017-18 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

The 2017-18 Free/Reduced Lunch applications are available by clicking on this link: 

If you need assistance please call 608-297-7617 ext. 443.



To report a student absent, call the appropriate attendance office:
Elementary - 608-297-2128, x420
Jr/Sr High - 608-297-2126, x455
Hi Marq - 608-297-2126, x202
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Elementary - 608-297-2128, x 444 or 420
Jr/Sr High - 608-297-2126, x455 or 435
Hi Marq Environmental School - 297-2126, Ext. 200/201
District Office - 608-297-7617 x 443