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2024 Elementary Facility Planning

The Wausau School District is engaging in a process to create a long-range elementary school facilities plan.   The plan will focus, in particular, on whether the number of elementary schools in the Wausau School District should be reduced and if so, then how, where, and when.  The process will consider student and enrollment projections, whether 4-Year-Old Kindergarten should be included in all elementary schools, among other factors. 

Our Elementary School Footprint

  • Franklin Elementary 
  • G.D. Jones Elementary
  • Grant Elementary 
  • Hawthorn Hills Elementary
  • Hewitt-Texas Elementary
  • John Marshall Elementary
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • Maine Elementary
  • Rib Mountain Elementary 
  • Riverview Elementary 
  • South Mountain Elementary
  • Stettin Elementary School
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary

2 Charter Schools:

  • Wausau Area Montessori Charter School (located within Horace Mann Middle School)
  • Opening in the fall of 2024:  Red Granite Charter School (will be located on the campus of Hewitt-Texas Elementary)
Mark Roffers


Demographer Hired to Help with Elementary Facility Planning

To help with this process, the Wausau School Board has hired a demographer, Mr. Mark Roffers, to assess the district's elementary footprint.  Mr. Roffers is an urban, rural, and regional planner and project manager.  He specializes in growth management and economic development services. 

To learn more about Mr. Roffers, as well as the work he does, please click here.




To start this work, the Wausau School District is in need of volunteers for the Citizen Elementary Facility Plan Task Force.  (A community-wide mailer should be arriving in mailboxes across the district during the week of April 29-May 3.

This group, between 20 and 45 people, will be asked to develop, evaluate, and recommend one or more elementary school facility options by the end of this year.  The task force will be supported by the district's administration, as well as Mr. Roffers.  

For planning purposes, we expect 8 meetings of the task force, always on Wednesday evenings.  Projected meeting dates are: 

  • June 12
  • July 10
  • August 28
  • September 11
  • September 25
  • October 9
  • October 30
  • November 13
  • December 4

Volunteers are asked to commit to all (or nearly all) of these evening meetings.  To volunteer, click here.  Please do so by May 10, 2024. 




VOlunteers needed: Citizen Elementary Facility Plan Task Force