The number of students who need services hasn’t necessarily increased, but mental health issues seem amplified for those who are seeking help, said Julie Konstanz, a school counselor at Franklin Middle School.
Much of the increase will be used to counter expenses related to COVID-19 and for technology improvements, according to final preliminary budget numbers shared at Tuesday’s school board meeting.
Teacher absences are currently being filled just 59% of the time right now, a big decrease from last school year. Assistant Superintendent Scott Garner called the fill rate “terrible."
Enrollment in the Janesville School District fell 434 students this year, the most in at least 19 years.
As the Nov. 3 election approaches, political tensions are high. Supporters of President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are in their own corners making a final push for their candidates.
Police eventually located Edward Dean Lund, 60, at a restaurant on West Court Street, where he was arrested on multiple charges.
After a down year in 2019, prices for both corn and soybeans are rising this year, which is welcome news for Rock County farmers.
If approved by voters, the $32 million proposal would pay for a new public safety and transportation training center at Blackhawk Tech’s main campus south of Janesville.
Taxpayers in the Janesville School District will see both a $37 million operational referendum question and a $22.5 million capital referendum question on the Nov. 3 ballot.