The Lancaster School Board has recently

accepted retirement requests from four

teachers in the district.

The Board has learned that 2nd Grade teacher

Kathy Schink, 1st Grade teachers Becky Yager

and Michelle Strohbush, and High School

Industrial Arts teacher Dennis Schmidt, will

all be retiring at the end of the school year.

In addition, long-time Middle School Head

Secretary Carol Caley is also retiring.

She’s held that position for 30-years.

Combined with the other retirements, the

Lancaster Schools will lose just over 150-years

of experience in education with those



The Lancaster School Board has also approved

another two-year agreement with the

Platteville Schools, for the cooperative

boy’s high school swimming team.

It covers the 2013-2014 and the 2014-2015

school years. This year there were 33 members

on the team, with nine of them from

Lancaster. Next year it’s anticipated there will

27 student-athletes out for boy’s swimming,

with seven from Lancaster.

District Administrator Rob Wagner says

overall, the co-op athletic programs for

swimming, gymnastics and soccer cost the

Lancaster Schools just under $15,000 a year.

All are co-ops with the Platteville Schools.


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