The first public hearing for the Rural Schools Task Force will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Superior Diesel Advanced Learning Center at Rhinelander High School.
The task force, chaired by Rep. Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander), will seek solutions to problems facing rural schools, including declining enrollment and transportation issues.
The public hearing — the first of four across the state — will feature superintendents from school districts in the Rhinelander area. This hearing is open to the public and will accept public testimony if time permits.
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