The A.C. Kiefer Educational Center needs about $2 million in renovations and repairs. It's just one problem that has been studied by the Facilities Utilization Task Force Phase II, a group that looks at the future of all Wausau School District buildings.
Wausau school leaders should consider shifting enrollment boundaries, sending students from crowded Stettin Elementary School to Rib Mountain Elementary, and students from Rib Mountain to South Mountain.
The School Board also could create "learning academies" that would group the district's youngest students, in 4-year-old kindergarten and other early childhood programs, with students in grades two or three - dramatically restructuring elementary school grades.
Those are two of about a dozen preliminary options that will be proposed by a committee of more than 30 district ...