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Referendum set on world language program

The Menasha school district will give voters a chance to decide whether to continue the world language program at the elementary school level.

The school board last night approved an April 1 referendum, for $360,000 a year.

Sup. Chris VanderHeyden says there was a proposal last year to cut the program, because of a tight budget. He says the board used one-time money to keep it for another year, with the intent of holding a referendum this spring.

The K-5 program lets students learn Spanish, Japanese, or German. It continues into the middle and high school levels.

VanderHeyden says they're well-known for offering world language courses. He says the department of public instruction recommends that other districts talk to Menasha, if they're interested in starting their own program.

posted : January, 14th by WHBY


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