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School board eyes goals through 2020

Monday the Sun Prairie School Board took another step forward on its plan to sculpt the schools over the next five years. 

The board approved five goals for the district including to recruit and retain staff who will engage with the community; have students surpass academic growth targets; and build relationships with families. ... Read More

Council approves parking changes for commercial vehicles

During the Sun Prairie City Council meeting last Tuesday, members approved amendments to a city parking ordinance concerning commercial vehicles. 

The Sun Prairie Star reported that the changes affect vehicles more than 10,000 pounds and non-commercial vehicles longer than 22 feet. Those vehicles are no longer allowed to park on city residential streets following complaints and research presented by the Sun Prairie Police Department. ... Read More

Former citizen rep appointed to school board

Jessica Moehr was selected Monday by a majority of the the Sun Prairie School Board members to replace John Welke, who announced his resignation June 25, citing time and time management as his reasons for stepping down... Read More

Sun Prairie alders OK $31,527 repair to ladder truck

Despite objections raised by one alder, members of the Sun Prairie City Council’s Finance Committee on May 6 voted to spend $31,527.56 to repair Sun Prairie Fire Department Ladder 1... Read More

Mayor to step down mid-term

Mayor to step down mid-term

Sun Prairie's mayor said he'll be stepping down at the end of the month.

Mayor John Murray told News 3 Wednesday afternoon that he is resigning from the position and his last day will be April 30. He said it's been a privilege to serve as mayor but he wants to spend more time with his family.

Murray was first elected as mayor in April 2011 and earned a second term last year, according to the city website.

Murray said since he has less than a year left before the next election, the city council will appoint someone to replace him until April 2015.

Before he was mayor, Murray served as an alder and president on the Sun Prairie Common Council.

Candidates discuss variety of education topics at school board forum

The three candidates for Sun Prairie Area School District board talked about the role of the school board, staffing levels, educational equity and a variety of other topics during a forum held at the library Sunday.

The forum, hosted by the Sun Prairie Action Resource Coalition, included candidates Carol Albright, Jessica Moehr and Tom Weber, who are vying for two open positions on the school board during the April 1 election, according to a Sun Prairie Star report.

Read more on what candidates Albright, Moehr and Weber said during the forum through the Star online... Read More

3 school board candidates share budget views

Three candidates for Sun Prairie’s school board spoke with Sun Prairie Star Managing Editor Chris Mertes on Feb. 12 on KSUN’s "Talk of the Town" program.

Read Incumbent Tom Weber and candidates Carol Albright and Jessica Moehr’s views on what changes they would have made to the 2013-14 budget and about their experience working with budgets... Read More