National Shows
Show Information:
Weather Now:
News » WHBY News
Your Story

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

In Wausau some kids are in trouble for being a part of a shootout.... with Nerf guns. I'll have the…
posted by Philcast 11 hours ago
It's out...and it should be fun! Tough start though, with 3 out of the first 4 on the road, including…
posted by Daves Blog 12 hours ago
Sometimes it pays to screw up. Today on the PhilCast I have a couple of related stories regarding household chores…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago