SCHOOL FACTS
Cost per student Mercer $25,097,
Wis. $13,505, Nation $11,762
ACT comp. score Mercer 17.0,
Wis. 19.6, Lakeland UHS 20.0,
Hurley 18.7; perfect score 36.0
Mercer DPI Report Card score
lowest of all 421 Wis. districts






Thursday, March 19, 2020


VOTE FOR SUE LOTH, JEFF NEHRING AND HANK JOUSTRA
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Mercer School’s Bold Actions

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING


Mercer School Administrator Sheri Kopka and the present School Board have shown that they have what it takes to confront even the most difficult of situations.  They have taken bold actions regarding the dangers facing all of us by the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) epidemic.  


Even before Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers ordered the closing of all schools in the state, Kopka announced that the Mercer School would be closed as the students came back off a one-week spring break beginning on Monday, March 16, through Monday, April 6.  It now appears that the school closing may be extended even beyond that April 6 date.

 Kopka and her staff were quick to “move forward with plans and processes that will facilitate the continuing education process for our students,” said School Board President Bob Davis in an open letter to “students, parents and community members of Mercer”. 


The comprehensive plan includes the distribution of books and technology so the students can work from home.  Teachers will teach on-line, and students will be required to complete work each day.


While picking up and delivering homework and school supplies by bus, meals will also be provided for those students who request them.  This also will be an option for students who may not have the internet and need paper packets.  


“We will continue to work together as a team and partner with the community in all ways feasible to maintain the high level of transparency that is established and required of the board,” Davis promised.


None of this – the quick action, teamwork and open communications – would probably have happened under the previous administration and former school board.  


Mercer residents need to read the letters from Kopka and Davis on the school’s website – www.mercer.k12.wi.us. 

4 comments:

  1. The “former” school board included Deanna Pierpont who is now trying to get back on the board in the coming election. If she succeeds it could mean an end to all the good things the new board and administrator have accomplished.

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  2. Very sensible. A distinct advantage of being small. Many great online resources to engage like Khan Academy and home school sites. Most productive way to deal with the current situation.

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    1. You make it sound like they created a cure for cancer. Don't forget the Paw Shop.

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  3. We only got 1 thing in the mail from Sue Loth asking us to vote for her. Where is everyone else’s pamphlets or FB posts telling us why we should vote for them?

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