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NCSS Charter School will close at end of school yearSubmitted: 04/18/2017
Erin Beu
Erin Beu
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ebeu@wjfw.com

NCSS Charter School will close at end of school year
RHINELANDER - This fall, 70 Northwoods students will be forced out of their school and into another.

Monday night, after 13 years in operation, the Rhinelander School Board decided to close the Northwoods Community Secondary Charter School at the end of the current school year.

Rhinelander Superintendent Kelli Jacobi approves of the motion to close the school for several reasons.


She says the biggest issue is the enrollment. From a high of 110 students, the student population has now dwindled down 70. However, the closing will not affect the current staff. 

"It worked perfectly that I could move current staff from the Secondary Charter into to other positions in the district without having layoffs in the district, which is fabulous. that's always my goal," said Jacobi.

Secondary Charter School Principal Wil Losch has noticed the school's Universal Design for Learning, which offers more hands-on education, has now been implemented into Rhinelander's middle school and high school curriculums.

"There has been a change at the middle school and high school that our demands haven't really been needed," Losch said. "We're not out there anymore, which is a good thing in the sense that our work has been done."

Jacobi says the school administrators are working on a transition plan for the 70 students who will be crossing over from the charter school to Rhinelander's traditional schools.



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