Sparta Area School District

At a recent Sparta School Board meeting, several board members were in disagreement about whether or not the subject matter of wages for positions within the district was legal to discuss in an open meeting or not. Board President Josh Lydon commented that the board would be looking at each...
Last week, on June 3, the Sparta Area School District Board of Education voted five to two to make masks optional within school buildings, effective immediately. A number of parents and community members spoke at a school board meeting last month regarding whether or not students should still be...
A number of parents and community members within the Sparta Area School District (SASD) spoke at the Sparta School Board meeting this week regarding whether or not students should still be required to wear face coverings on school grounds. Heidi Coburn asked that masks no longer be mandatory but...
This is an exciting time at area school districts as hundreds of high school seniors prepare for their graduation ceremonies. Last year, the graduation commencements looked a bit different due to the pandemic, however, this year, the five school districts in the Monroe County area are moving ahead...

Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. Michael Poss (right) presented Sparta School Board President Josh Lydon (center) and SASD Superintendent Dr. Amy Van Deuren with a plaque recognizing the district’s support to soldiers, civilians and families of Fort McCoy. Contributed photo.
The Sparta Area School District (SASD) had a distinguished guest at the school board’s regular meeting last week. Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. Michael Poss spoke about Month of the Military Child and Fort McCoy’s relationship with the SASD, recognizing the district for its support to area...

Josh Lydon will serve as the new Sparta Area School District Board President.
At its regular meeting this week, the Sparta Board of Education conducted a reorganization and election of its officers. New board member Colin Burns-Gilbert attended his first meeting in official capacity after being elected to a seat left vacant by outgoing board member Lee Culpitt, who did not...

Kiwanians Paul Oswald and John Burke, presenting LIDS FOR KIDS helmets to Dr. Amy Van Deuren, Superintendent of Sparta Area School District. Contributed photo
The order deadline for LIDS for KIDS, the Sparta Kiwanis Club’s program to provide bike helmets for young riders, is May 12, said Lids for Kids co-chairman John Burke. Teachers will provide Sparta School District students, pre-K through third grade, with order forms for parents to complete and for...

Presenters showed the committee a few preliminary sketches of what the new uniforms might possibly look like.
At its meeting this week, Sparta Area School District’s Curriculum/Instruction, Co-Curriculars & Personnel Committee heard from band instructors Carrie Thompson and Hope Larson regarding purchasing new uniforms for the Sparta High School Marching Band. The band’s current uniforms were...

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