Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah school district was recognized for their report card rating of "Exceeds Expectations" by The Review in their December 27th issue. The editorial stated the following:
"For a school district like Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, that rating is particularly exemplary, considering the difficulties faced by the county’s smallest school district.
Along with its small numbers, the district ranks above most districts in the area economic factors that impact state aid, meaning the district doesn’t always get as much financial help from the state as most other districts.
Still, the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School District, with the support of the School Board and the community, has managed to keep pace with many of the demands of its students and industry through innovative and imaginative programs and offerings.
As Superintendent Ann Buechel Haack told the School Board in her report on the DPI ratings, “We’re very proud of what we do. This is still just a limited snapshot on a few things (but) kudos to our community and our staff that works so hard.”
Buechel Haack did note that there are some things not reflected in the state report card that make the district better, such as youth apprenticeships, college credit courses and other programs.
Undoubtedly, her counterparts in other districts across the state can make the same comment and similarly point to positive programs and projects in their districts that are not reflected in the DPI ratings.
But none of that takes away from the fact that all of Sheboygan County’s school districts rate so highly, or from Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah’s “Exceeds Expectations” rating.
We would expect nothing less from our schools and are glad that we get all that and more."